Lee Meadows

The first modern major leaguer to wear glasses, nearsighted Lee Meadows led the National League with 23 losses, winning only 12, as a sophomore for the last-place 1916 Cardinals. But he proved to be a workhorse, making a league-high 51 appearances in 1916 and averaging 241 innings a year for his first 13 seasons. He suffered another NL-high 20-loss season with St. Louis and Philadelphia in 1919. He fared better after he was traded to Pittsburgh in May 1923. He went 88-52 as a Pirate, tied teammate Ray Kremer and the Reds Pete Donohue for the NL lead with 20 wins in 1926, and led the league in starts and complete games in 1927, going 19-10. He opened both the 1925 and 1927 World Series, losing each time. A sore arm in 1928 finished his ML career.