and no, i'm not referring to roy campanella even though he fits the bill on both counts. this particular sheet of cards from the 1990 target set recognizing the 100th anniversary of the dodger franchise's national league membership happens to contain some notable and interesting folks.
mcguire was acquired by the superbas in a trade with the senators during the 1899 season. he was then a 35-year old catcher with 14+ seasons under his belt. still, he hit .298 in 202 games for brooklyn, and then left them to play for the tigers in 1902, successfully challenging the reserve clause along the way. following his two-plus years with the superbas, mcguire played in 9 more seasons, setting a record of 26 seasons that was not tied until tommy john came along in 1989. it was later broken by nolan ryan who played in his 27th season in 1993. mcguire also held the record for most teams played for in a career (11) until matt stairs played for his 12th team in 2010. he still holds records, however, for runners caught stealing (and for stolen bases allowed) in a career, assists by a catcher, and was the all-time leader in games caught until ray schalk broke that record in 1925. mcguire is also credited with being the player who added padding to the catcher's glove in the late 1890's, no doubt out of necessity. still, his hands bore the brunt of his occupation - google his xray and see for yourself.
wheat broke in with the superbas in 1909 and by the time he finished his run with the franchise as a robin in 1926, he had claimed a whole bunch of franchise records. for the record, wheat finished out his big league career by playing the 1927 season with the philadelphia a's, but for 18 of his 19 years in the majors, he belonged to brooklyn. as a superba/dodger/robin, wheat amassed over 2800 hits and a .317 lifetime average. he led the league with a .335 average in 1918, and led the robins to the pennant in 1916 and 1920. no one has played in more games, had more plate appearances, had more total bases, had more hits, more triples, more doubles, or more singles for the franchise than zack wheat. and, when he left the club following the 1926 season, he was also the franchise leader in runs scored and walks. wheat was enshrined in the hall of fame by the veterans committee in 1959.
wild bill donovan
a dodger double dipper who missed out on the 1947 world series and lavagetto's heroics because he spent the last half of that season in pittsburgh following an early season trade. he returned to the dodgers shortly after the world series as part of the infamous dixie walker deal.
he was a dodger double dipper.