Emil Verban was an undistinguished middle infielder, mostly for the Cards and Cubs. Before the 1944 World Series, he went to the Cardinal owner and asked if he might be able to arrange a better seat for Verban's pregnant wife. The owner replied, "For all the good you've been to me, you're lucky you're not the one sitting behind a pole". Verban then went 7 for 17 in the Series, helping the Cards to a win, and afterwards he told the owner "Now you can go sit behind a pole, you so-and-so". There is an organization of Cubs fans called the Emil Verban Society; members have included Ronald Reagan and George Will.
Marv Gudat holds the record for most innings pitched without striking out a batter (26 2/3).
And Dizzy Nutter wasn't much of a player, but makes the all-name team.
"In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra