National Baseball Hall of Fame Library
June 8, 2015
The scrappy shortstop and captain of Baltimore's dynastic National League champions (1894-1896), he hit .359 in seven seasons here, with a high of .401. A Hall of Famer, Jennings threw himself into the game, setting records for getting hit by pitches in one season (51) and career (287). Once, when plunked, he then stole second, third and home. He later taught Ty Cobb to sharpen his spikes while opponents were watching.