Weimer went 21-9 (2.30) as a rookie with the 1903 Cubs and 20-14 (1.91) the following
year. But Chicago, pitching-rich and desperate to find a third baseman to round out
their Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance infield, sacrificed the hurler in a 1906 trade to
Cincinnati for Harry Steinfeldt
. After losing Weimer, the Cubs won a ML-record 116
games in '06 and ran off three straight pennants. Weimer won 20 his first year with
the Reds, then faded.