1915 Cracker Jack
Henry Knight “Heinie” Groh (1889-1968) is the only player to hit for the cycle from 1913 to 1917 and was one of the best third basemen in the Major League during his era. Groh began as a second baseman, but was shifted to third in 1915 after his trade from the New York Giants to the Cincinnati Reds. Groh led the Mational League in double plays six times, fielding percentage five times and putouts three times. At the plate, Heinie led the NL in games, doubles and on-base percentage twice, and once in plate appearances, runs, hits and walks. Groh played 16 seasons with the Giants (1912-1913, 1922-1926), the Reds (1913-1921) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1927). Heinie played in five World Series (1919, 1922-1924, 1927), winning the 1919 titles over the Chicago White Sox amidst the infamous Black Sox Scandal. He also won the 1922 World Series as a member of the New York Giants over crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees. Heinie Groh finished his career with a .292 career batting average with 1,774 hits including 308 doubles, scored 918 runs and drove in 566 RBI over 16 seasons. He also posted a then-record .967 career fielding percentage with 278 doible plays, also a record, for a third baseman.