Jimmie Wilson, Phillies, Cardinals, Reds Catcher RH - a team leader and certainly one of the best catchers during the 1920s and 1930s, he broke in with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1923 and hit a solid .262 in 85 games. Aggressive and well-regarded, Wilson led the league in putouts, double plays and in fielding range twice and once in assists and games played. He batted over .300 four times and finished his long career with a .284 lifetime batting average. His best season batting-wise was 1925 when he hit .328, slugged 19 doubles in 108 games for the Phillies.
Since a mark of an outstanding catcher is the ability to evaluate pitchers' flaws, and provide the team with the momentum to play winning baseball... and indeed, Jimmie Wilson certainly could. He played in four different World Series - St Louis Cardinals 1928, 1930-31 and one with the Cincinnati Reds 1940 when he was 40-years-old. Jim Wilson also managed the Phillies from 1934-1938 and the Cubs 1941-1943.