The Boston Globe
Joe Cronin played in Boston in the latter half of his 20-year Major League career, from 1935 to 1945. He was also the team's manager during those years until 1947. The right-handed shortstop, a .301 career hitter, helmed the Red Sox to the 1946 World Series, where they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. Cronin, far right, demonstrated bunting form in this 1949 photo. His number four was retired in 1984.