New Arrival: Vic Wertz, of, Cleveland Indians

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Vic Wertz had a very long, very good career.  Playing outfield and first base, he hit with power, got on base, and was generally a very helpful guy to have in your line-up.

the key here is helpful while in the line-up, because he was a butcher in the field.  During his 17 seasons in the game he was generally held a defensive rating deep in the negatives.  Twice, in 1955 and 1957, he carried a negative rating in the double digests.  He was just really not very good with the glove.

Year Age Tm Lg AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Awards
1944 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1945 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1947 22 DET AL 333 6 44 47 66 .288 .376 .432 .809 121
1948 23 DET AL 391 7 67 48 70 .248 .335 .396 .731 92
1949 ★ 24 DET AL 608 20 133 80 61 .304 .385 .465 .851 125 AS,MVP-10
1950 25 DET AL 559 27 123 91 55 .308 .408 .533 .941 137 MVP-10
1951 ★ 26 DET AL 501 27 94 78 61 .285 .383 .511 .894 140 AS
1952 ★ 27 TOT AL 415 23 70 69 64 .277 .381 .506 .887 145 AS
1953 28 SLB AL 440 19 70 72 44 .268 .376 .466 .842 124
1954 29 TOT AL 389 15 61 45 57 .257 .330 .422 .751 106
1955 30 CLE AL 257 14 55 32 33 .253 .332 .475 .807 112
1956 31 CLE AL 481 32 106 75 87 .264 .364 .509 .874 127 MVP-9
1957 ★ 32 CLE AL 515 28 105 78 88 .282 .371 .485 .857 133 AS,MVP-6
1958 33 CLE AL 43 3 12 5 7 .279 .354 .512 .866 137
1959 34 BOS AL 247 7 49 22 32 .275 .337 .413 .750 102
1960 35 BOS AL 443 19 103 37 54 .282 .335 .460 .796 111 MVP-14
1961 36 TOT AL 323 11 61 38 44 .260 .336 .424 .760 102
1962 37 DET AL 105 5 18 5 13 .324 .357 .486 .843 121
1963 38 TOT AL 49 3 7 6 6 .122 .218 .306 .524 44
17 Yrs 6099 266 1178 828 842 .277 .364 .469 .833 122
162 Game Avg. 531 23 102 72 73 .277 .364 .469 .833 122
CLE (5 yrs) 1591 91 326 224 255 .270 .358 .490 .848 126
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/8/2014.
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