“Wee” Tommy Leach was a triples machine and one of the fastest ball players in his day. Leach hit a few Home Runs in the Dead Ball era, though most of them were of the inside the Park variety. For all intensive purposes, Leach was a power hitter and often cleared the bases, or would himself get on base for the legendary Honus Wagner who batted behind him during his heyday in Pittsburgh. It was fitting that it was Tommy Leach who would get the first hit and first run in World Series history. Injuries would catch up to him by 1910 and he wasn’t the same player, but Leach is a forgotten star in the first century of the 1900’s.