Porter was an outstanding hitter trapped in the minor leagues until he was 28. He
hit better than .300 six straight years with Baltimore (International League
Cleveland was at last able to purchase his contract. In his first four years with
the Indians, he continued at a .300 clip, including a career-high .350 in 1930. Twice
he scored more than 100 runs. Known as Twitchy because of his batting style, he constantly
wiggled, gyrated, and waved his bat.