He proved he could hit no matter where he 100 R.B.I.
JAMES EDWARD HEGAN
catcher CLEVELAND INDIANS
Home: Lynn, Mass.
Born: August 3, 1920
An Indian regular since 1942, Jim is noted for his ability to handle pitchers. In 1948 and 1949 he led the American League backstops in Putouts and Assists and topped the League in 1951 with a .991 Fielding Average. In 1950 and 1951 he played on the A.L. All-Star Team and caught 6 games in the 1948 World Series.
Jim's one of the top defensive backstops in the game today.
He tied a major league record by making an unassisted double play in '49.
He's also caught 3 no hitters in nine years as an Indian!
GILBERT RAY HODGES
first base BROOKLYN DODGERS
Home: Brooklyn, New York
Born: April 4, 1924