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Phil Cavarretta

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By the time he was 18, Cavarretta had established himself as the starting first baseman for the NL champion Cubs in 1935. But he struggled in the World Series, going 3-for-24 (.125). He hit well in two more Fall Classics (.462 in 1938 and .423 in 1945), but all three were losing efforts for the Cubs.