Les Nunamaker

Nunamaker was the Yankees’ number-one catcher for three and a half seasons, 1914-17. His best year was 1916, when he hit .296 with career highs of 14 doubles and 25 runs scored. In January 1918 he was traded with Fritz Maisel, Nick Cullop, Urban Shocker, and Joe Gedeon to the Browns for Hall of Famer Eddie Plank, Del Pratt, and $15,000. He spent the rest of his career as a backup. Despite his 6’2″ 190-lb frame, the catcher won medals in the 220- and 440-yard dash.