Clyde Frederick Vollmer (September 24, 1921 – October 2, 2006) Clyde Vollmer was a 6-foot-1 and 185-pound outfielder who showed flashes of power throughout his ten-year career. He came up with his hometown Cincinnati Reds in 1942 and on the first pitch thrown to him smacked a home run off of Pittsburgh’s Max Butcher. Vollmer missed the next three seasons serving in the US Army. He returned to Cincy after the war but never batted higher than .219 for them. Dealt to Washington in 1948, Vollmer had a breakout season in 1949 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI. That season, he slammed a home run in every American League ballpark. He joined the Red Sox in 1950 and enjoyed his best career season in 1951 with 22 home runs and 85 RBI in 115 games. After baseball, Vollmer settled in Kentucky, owned a bar, and was active in civic organizations. He died in 2006 at age 85.