Mike Mowrey

Husky Mike brought hot grounders under control by slapping them with his glove hand to subdue the bounce, then bare handing the pickup and throw. He had the prototypical third baseman’s virtues: a strong and accurate arm, consistency afield, and a reliable, if not potent, bat. He led the Federal League for average at his position in 1915 and the National in 1916, while helping Brooklyn to its first pennant in the modern era.