Robert Arthur O’Farrell (October 19, 1896 - February 20, 1988) was considered one of the greatest defensive catchers of his era and he gunned down Babe Ruth as he was trying to steal second with the Yankees down 3-2 to end the 1926 World Series. After showing how successful a catcher he could be for the Chicago Cubs for 12 seasons (1915-1925, 1934), O’Farrell was shipped to St. Louis (1925-1928, 1933, 1935) as Hall of Famer Gabby Hartnett took over the starting catching job. Bob had a career year in 1926, his first full season with the Cardinals, when he batted .293 with 144 hits, 7 home runs and 68 RBI as he helped guide the Redbirds to their first World Series championship and he collected the National League Most Valuable Player Award. O’Farrell also spent time with the New York Giants catching Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell from 1928-1932 including his 1929 no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bob O’Farrell retried after 21 seasons compiling 1,120 hits, 517 runs, 549 RBI, a career .273 batting average and a .976 fielding percentage. O’Farrell led the National League thee times in putouts and twice in assists.