WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Siebern went to the Athletics in the same trade at the 1959 winter meetings that brought Roger Maris
to the Yankees. Siebern lost the chance to be on the great Yankee teams of the early 1960s, but he ended up having a nice (albeit brief) big league career. There were some reports that the Yankees gave up on Siebern because he wore glasses. The real reason might have been a miscue he made in the 1958 World Series when he misjudged a short fly ball, letting it drop for a game-winning hit. Casey Stengel did not start him again that series and the following year he used Siebern even less. After he was dealt to KC, Siebern was a rose among thorns, with a 289/381/463 slash line for the A’s.