Year: 1894

Leave it to a couple Ivy Leaguers to come up with a baseball innovation. Playing at Yale in 1894, Dutch Carter and George B. Case cooked up a guaranteed way to score a runner from third base without the ball leaving the infield. Eight years later, these forward-thinking fellows saw their "suicide squeeze" debut in the Majors, although they probably didn't care all that much; they had gone on to found the New York law firm White & Case in 1901, a practice which has now grown into one of the world's most respected firms.