Tommy Thevenow

In 1926, Thevenow starred for the Cardinals’ first World Champions, led NL shortstops in putouts and assists, and hit his only two regular-season home runs. He was credited with another home run in the WS when Babe Ruth dropped his Game Two fly ball. The next spring, Thevenow held out, and, when he returned, suffered a fractured ankle in June. The injury cost him his speed and left him with a limp. In later seasons, he broke his jaw, a finger, and, in a 1931 auto accident, a leg. All told, he played 100 or more games in only 6 of his 14 ML seasons.