Roger Philip Bresnahan (1879-1944) started his major league career in 1897 with the Washington team of the National League. While he played in 1897 he didn’t really get going until 1902 when he joined John McGraw’s New York Giants team having short stints with the Chicago Orphans and Baltimore Orioles in between. Over the next seven seasons he was a mainstay for the team as its number one catcher. In the 1905 World Series he had five hits in 16 at bats for a nice .313 batting average. In 1909 he was dealt to the St. Louis (NL) team and in 1913 joined the Chicago Cubs and he played for the Cubs through the 1915 season.
Roger was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945 the year following his death. He is pictured here on his two T206 cards while with St. Louis.