Henry John Sauer (March 17, 1917 - August 24, 2001) is the first player in Major League history to hit three home runs in a game off the same pitcher twice in his career. Sauer started his career in Cincinnati for four and half years (1941-1942, 1945, 1948-1949) before being traded to the Chicago Cubs in 1949. He found excellent success in the Windy City posting over 100 hits in each full season and hit 25 or more home runs five times while in Chicago (1949-1955). Sauer led the National League in home runs (37) and RBI (121) and was named to his second, and last, MLB All-Star Game in 1952 earning that seasons Most Valuable Player award. Hank was one of the beloved Cubs of his era and was often called “The Mayor of Wrigley Field”. Sauer was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for one season (1956) and finished his career with the New York/San Francisco Giants (1957/1958-1959). Hank Sauer finished his career with 709 runs, 1,278 hits including 200 doubles and 288 home runs while batting .266 and driving in 876 RBI.