Walter James Vincent “Rabbit” Maranville (1891-1954) held the record for most seasons (23) played in the National League for 51 years when Pete Rose broke it in 1986. Known as Rabbit for his small stature and impressive speed, Maranville played the majority of his career with the Boston Braves (1912-1920, 1929-1933, 1935) where he won his only World Series title as a member of the Miracle Braves in 1914. He captured another National League pennant as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1928 before the Yankees swept them in the World Series. Maranville was a prankster throughout his career, and even into his managing days with the Chicago Cubs leading to his inevitable firing. Rabbit Maranville retired with a .258 batting average with 2,605 career hits, 1,255 runs scored and 291 stolen bases. Walter James Vincent “Rabbit” Maranville was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954.