Million Dollar Infield

From BR Bullpen

The Million Dollar Infield of the Newark Eagles in the late 1930s brought back the name of the $100,000 infield of the 1910s Philadelphia A's. The Million-Dollar Infield consisted of three Hall-of-Famers compared to the two for the $100,000 version. All-time Negro League home run king Mule Suttles manned first base, Willie Wells played short and Ray Dandridge was at third. The weak link was defensive superstar and lightweight offensive player Dick Seay at second base.

The name was also used by the Nankai Hawks in the Pacific League of Japan in the 1950s. 1B Tokuji Iida wound up in the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame, as did 2B Kazuto Tsuruoka. SS Chusuke Kizuka stole 479 bases in his career while 3B Kazuo Kageyama made the Best Nine twice as the PL's top third baseman (just as Kizuka made it frequeently at short, Tsuruoka at second and Iida at first).