The feisty, quick-tempered Snodgrass was a regular on three consecutive Giant pennant
winners (1911-13). In the 1912 World Series
, the centerfielder made the "$30,000
muff," dropping a routine fly ball in the tenth inning of the deciding game and helping
the Red Sox to a 3-2 victory. Apparently, only John McGraw
remembered the spectacular
catch Snodgrass made on the very next play. McGraw gave Snodgrass a generous raise
the next season.