Rip Radcliff

Radcliff didn’t reach the majors until age 28. He reported to the White Sox in 1934, having had a Triple Crown season with Selma (Southeastern League) in 1930. In his second full ML season, 1936, he was voted to the All-Star team on the strength of his hitting. However, he stood out with his glove that game, making a dramatic catch on a deep fly hit by Joe Medwick. The next day, July 8, he went 6-for-7. Radcliff batted .335 that season. After a trade to the Browns, he tied for the AL lead with 200 hits in 1940, finishing at .342, fourth in the league. In his last ML year, 1943, he led the league with 44 appearances as a Tiger pinch hitter