The side-arming Brazle spent eight years in the minors before landing a job with
the Cardinals in 1943 at age 28. In Game Three of the '43 World Series
, the sinkerballing
rookie held a 2-1 lead over the Yankees until the eighth, when New York exploded
for five runs. Exclusively a reliever his last few years, Brazle led the NL in saves
in 1952 and '53.