Joseph Franklin Vosmik (1910-1962) joined the Cleveland Indians big club in 1930 and became a regular in the outfield after batting .381 and .397 with the minor league Frederick Warriors and Terre Haute Tots, respectively. In his rookie year, Joe batted .320 with 189 hits, 80 runs and 117 RBI. His impressive rookie campaign not withstanding, Vosmik’s best year came in 1935 as he batted .348, second in the American League in batting, and led the AL in hits (216), doubles (47) and triples (20). He became an All-Star for the first and only time that year and finished 3rd in MVP voting. Vosmik batted .300 or better six times during his 13-year career and led the AL a second time in hits (201) in 1938. Joe played the outfield for the Indians (1930-1936), the St. Louis Browns (1937), the Boston Red Sox (1938-1941) and the Washington Senators (1944), posting a .979 career fielding percentage. Joe Vosmik’s career ended following the 1944 seasons after he collected 1,682 hits, 818 runs and 874 RBI while batting .307 in 1,414 games.