Nelson Thomas Potter
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.
- School Mount Morris College
- High School Mount Morris High School
- Debut April 25, 1936
- Final Game September 18, 1949
- Born August 23, 1911 in Mount Morris, IL USA
- Died September 30, 1990 in Mount Morris, IL USA
In 1944, Potter was the first pitcher suspended for throwing a spitball after the pitch was banned in 1920.
In 1947, he helped start the first-ever pension plan for major league players.
Potter played for both the American League and National League teams in St. Louis, and both the AL and NL teams in Boston. He also played two different times for the Philadelphia Athletics managed by Connie Mack.
Upon retirement he moved back to his small hometown, Mount Morris, IL, where he ran a bowling alley and also served as a township supervisor.
- 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1944 & 1945)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1940, 1944 & 1945)