Kenneth Alphonse Heintzelman (October 14, 1915 – August 14, 2000) Fireballing left-hander Ken “Cannonball” Heintzelman pitched through 13 MLB seasons with the Pirates and Phillies. His longevity is somewhat of a mystery considering he regularly surrendered more hits than innings pitched, although he did compile a respectable career 3.93 ERA. Heintzelman missed three seasons to US Army service in various combat roles but ended his time in Europe playing and coaching baseball. In 1949, at age 33, Heintzelman won 17 games for the Phils with a 3.02 ERA. The next year, as a member of Philadelphia’s Whiz Kids, Heintzelman started Game Three of the World Series. Although Philly lost the game, Heintzelman surrendered just one earned run in nearly eight innings of work. His MLB career ended in 1952, but Heintzelman’s baseball legacy lived on in his son, Tom, who played for the Cardinals and Giants in the 1970s. Heintzelman died in 2000 at the age of 84.