John Leonard Hopp (July 18, 1916 – June 1, 2003) Outfielder and first baseman Johnny Hopp was a key member of the World War II era St. Louis Cardinals teams that won three consecutive NL pennants and the World Series in 1942 and 1944. He joined the Cards in 1939 and started to make his mark in 1941, batting .303 with 15 stolen bases. In 1944, Hopp batted .336 with 177 hits and 15 steals while leading league outfielders with his .997 fielding percentage. An All-Star with the Boston Braves in 1946, Hopp batted .333 with 148 hits and 21 stolen bases. A contributor to all of his teams, Hopp joined the Yankees toward the end of his 14-year career and helped them to World Series championships in 1950 and 1951. He later coached for the Cardinals and Tigers, worked for Kansas-Nebraska Energy, held baseball clinics, and was a motivational speaker. Hopp died in 2003 at age 86.