Red Barrett

With the Braves and Cardinals in 1945, Barrett led the NL in wins (23), complete games (24), innings pitched (284.2), and most hits allowed (287). On August 10, 1944, he threw just 58 pitches in defeating the Reds, 2-0. In 1947, Pirate slugger Ralph Kiner had hit seven homers in three games and faced Barrett the next day. “Barrett predicted that I wouldn’t hit one off him,” recalled Kiner. “I did, which made it eight homers in four games.”