A fans' delight and manager's nigsource.htmare, Bonura led AL first basemen in fielding
in 1936 by refusing to become involved. As easy grounders bounded by untouched, Zeke
waved his "Mussolini salute" with his glove. Known affectionately as "Banana Nose,"
the colorful and outspoken Bonura was the White Sox' first bona fide home run hitter,
with 27 in his rookie year. He continued slugging, but his nonchalant fielding, aggravating
annual hold-outs, and rumored interest in owner J. Lou Comiskey's daughter got him
traded to Washington in 1938 in exchange for Joe Kuhel
, the AL's top fielding first