Johnny Niggeling

Knuckleballer Niggeling was 35 when he first reached the major leagues, throwing two innings for the Braves in 1938. He won two games as a late-season addition to the pennant-winning 1939 Reds, but did not appear in the World Series. His most successful season was 1942, when he went 15-11 for the Browns. Traded to Washington in 1943, he was one of four knuckleballers on the wartime Senators’ staff. Niggeling took his own life in 1963.