Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Dick Groat (81) -Two-time All-American basketball player at Duke, signed by the Pirates and sent to the majors without playing a day of minor league ball. NL MVP in the Pirates 1960 championship season. Currently does color commentary for U. of Pittsburgh basketball games.
In the 1964 World Series (Game 4), Groat, playing for the Cardinals, pulled the hidden ball trick on Mickey Mantle of the Yankees. This was only the second time in WS history for the 'play', the other being in 1907.