Adolph Louis “Dolph” Camilli (April 23, 1907 - October 21, 1997) was a power-hitter in 1930s and ‘40s, similar to those even today, who frequently went yard, but who also typically accumulated numerous strikeouts trying to swing for the fences. Dolph began his career with the Chicago Cubs (1933-1934), but was shipped to the Philadelphia Phillies that year where he played until 1937. In 1938, the Brooklyn Dodgers acquired Camilli to help lift the struggling franchise out of the cellar (1938-1943). He helped the Dodgers become less of the lovable losing team to a formidable foe in the National League and led them to the 1941 World Series against the New York Yankees, falling in five games. The 1941 season was Camilli’s finest as he led the NL in home runs (34) and RBI (120), but also in strikeouts (115) en route to the 1941 Most Valuable Player Award and his second and last All-Star selection. Dolph led the National League twice in games and walks, once in home runs, RBI and on-base percentage and four times in strikeouts. He was traded to the New York Giants in 1943, and rather than report, he spent two seasons as player/manager of the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League. Camilli returned to the Majors for one final season with the Boston Red Sox (1945). Dolph Camilli finished his career having batted .277 with 1,482 hits including 239 home runs, scored 936 runs and drove in 950 RBI over 12 seasons.