The first modern major leaguer to wear glasses, nearsighted Lee Meadows led the National
League with 23 losses, winning only 12, as a sophomore for the last-place 1916 Cardinals.
But he proved to be a workhorse, making a league-high 51 appearances in 1916 and
averaging 241 innings a year for his first 13 seasons. He suffered another NL-high
20-loss season with St. Louis and Philadelphia in 1919. He fared better after he
was traded to Pittsburgh in May 1923. He went 88-52 as a Pirate, tied teammate Ray
Kremer and the Reds' Pete Donohue
for the NL lead with 20 wins in 1926, and led the
league in starts and complete games in 1927, going 19-10. He opened both the 1925
and 1927 World Series
, losing each time. A sore arm in 1928 finished his ML career.