Shanty Hogan

Nicknamed for his physical resemblance to a small hut, the 6’1″ 240-lb Hogan was an excellent target behind the plate as well as a solid hitter. Traded to the Giants with Jimmy Welsh for Rogers Hornsby in January 1928, Hogan hit .333, the first of four consecutive .300 seasons, and was one of seven Giants regulars to hit .300 that year. Sold back to the Braves for the 1933 season, he shook off public criticism of his weight to record 120 consecutive errorless games, 18 shy of the NL record for catchers.