Joe Genewich

Genewich was a $5-a-game sandlot pitcher with no college or minor league experience when the Braves signed him. As a rookie in early 1923, he outpitched the Giants Jack Bentley, for whom John McGraw had just paid $65,000. Genewich had limited success in five-plus Boston seasons (57-76) when McGraw traded four players for him in mid-1928. He went 11-4 the rest of the season, then faded.