Jimmy Ripple

An outfielder with a knack for being in the right place at the right time, Ripple played on three pennant-winning teams in his seven ML years. He hit .305 in 95 games for the 1936 Giants as their answer to the rival Yankees’ rookie Joe DiMaggio. Ripple improved to .317 the next year. After he was traded to Brooklyn in 1939, Ripple was sent to their Montreal farm club early in the 1940 season. But the Dodgers failed to use the waiver system properly and Judge Landis made Ripple a free agent. He signed with the Reds and hit .307 down the stretch. In the 1940 WS, he hit .333, homering to win Game Two and scoring the winning run in the final game.