Paul Minner

The 6’5″ Minner saw limited action as a Dodger reliever, but in his one mop-up inning against the Yankees in the 1949 WS, the stadium lights were turned on, and he became the first to pitch under artificial lighting in the World Series. He was sold to the talent-poor Cubs, and joined their starting rotation in 1950. He tied for the NL lead in losses in 1951, when he was 6-17 for last-place Chicago. He came back in 1952 with a career-best 14-9 mark. A Cardinal-killer, Minner was 21-8 against St. Louis lifetime, 5-0 in his 9-9 1955 season. A severe back injury in 1956 ended his career.