Karl Spooner

Spooner joined the Dodgers at the end of the 1954 season and wowed the baseball world by pitching back-to-back shutouts against the Giants and Pirates, striking out 27 in the two games. He had deceptively long arms, a blazing fastball with movement, and great confidence. But he injured his arm the following spring training, went 8-6, and lasted just one-third of an inning in his World Series start – his final major league appearance.