Rube Bressler

Nicknamed Rube in the tradition of more successful lefthanded pitchers (Waddell, Marquard), Bressler became a righthanded-hitting outfielder/first baseman in mid-career. He gripped the bat with his hands apart (as did Ty Cobb), and slap-hit his way to a .301 lifetime BA. Although he played for two pennant winners (1914 A’s and ’19 Reds), he never appeared in a WS game.