Some players are mighty lucky when it comes to getting with pennant-winning teams. Others-some of the greatest stars baseball has seen at that have gone through many honorable years without playing on a winning team. Napoleon Lajoie was like that, and they tell me that the big Frenchman was, with the possible exception of Eddie Collins, the greatest second baseman the game has ever seen. The same fate has followed Walter Johnson. And, switching to my own league, there was Nap Rucker, a consistently brilliant left-hander; the bulwark of the Brooklyn team for years. Nap did not get on a pennant-winner until his old arm had burned itself out, and he was useless, so far as winning games was concerned.