Nicknamed Rube in the tradition of more successful lefthanded pitchers (Waddell,
Marquard), Bressler became a righthanded-hitting outfielder/first baseman in mid-career.
He gripped the bat with his hands apart (as did Ty Cobb
), and slap-hit his way to
a .301 lifetime BA. Although he played for two pennant winners (1914 A's and '19
Reds), he never appeared in a WS game.