John Phalen McInnis, nicknamed “Stuffy”, was born September 19, 1890 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. McInnis was a spry right-handed line-drive pull hitter with a boyish face. He is best known as one of baseball’s best defensive first basemen, due to his amazing consistency covering first base.
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Henry John Sauer was born on March 17, 1917 in Bellevue, PA. Along with his lanky appearance and a soft-spoken manner, Sauer possessed excellent vision, good quickness, powerful wrists, and the muscular arms of a blacksmith, but he never had much speed. He didn’t reach the majors to stay until he was 31 years old.
Wilfred Charles Siebert, nicknamed “Sonny”, was born January 14, 1937 in St. Mary, Missouri. Drafted by both the Cleveland Indians and the National Basketball Association St. Louis Hawks, Siebert was an outfielder his first two pro seasons before taking the mound in 1960. A late bloomer, he developed control and a devastating curveball.