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Full Name: Calvin Ross Abrams Primary Position: OF,RF
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/185 First Game: April 20, 1949
Birthdate: March 2, 1924 Final Game: May 9, 1956
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MLB Experience: 8 years
Died: February 25, 1997
Deathplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Cal Abrams (Calvin Ross Abrams) was born on March 2, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He made his Major League debut on April 20, 1949 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1951, his rookie year, he hit .280 with 3 home runs and 19 RBI. Abrams played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox over the course of his 8 year career.

Most people believe that Cal Abrams's best season was 1953, when he slugged 15 home runs and hit for a .286 average.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1949 BRO N 8 24 6 2 0 0 .083 .290 .125 1 0 7 6 0 0 1 0 1
1950 BRO N 38 44 5 9 0 4 .205 .340 .227 1 0 9 13 0 1 0 0 0
1951 BRO N 67 150 27 42 3 19 .280 .419 .393 8 0 36 26 0 0 3 0 5
1952 CIN N 71 158 23 44 2 13 .278 .356 .399 9 2 19 25 0 0 1 0 1
1952 BRO N 10 10 1 2 0 0 .200 .333 .200 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
1952 TOT N 81 168 24 46 2 13 .274 .354 .387 9 2 21 29 0 0 1 0 1
1953 PIT N 119 448 66 128 15 43 .286 .368 .435 10 6 58 70 0 6 4 0 2
1954 PIT N 17 42 6 6 0 2 .143 .308 .214 1 1 10 9 0 0 0 0 2
1954 BAL A 115 423 67 124 6 25 .293 .400 .421 22 7 72 67 4 6 1 0 5
1954 Total 132 465 73 130 6 27 .280 .391 .402 23 8 82 76 4 6 1 0 7
1955 BAL A 118 309 56 75 6 32 .243 .413 .359 12 3 89 69 3 3 2 2 6
1956 CHI A 4 3 0 1 0 0 .333 .600 .333 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 330 876 134 233 20 81 .266 .368 .389 30 9 141 153 0 7 9 0 11
Total AL 237 735 123 200 12 57 .272 .407 .395 34 10 163 137 7 9 3 2 11
Total 567 1611 257 433 32 138 .269 .386 .392 64 19 304 290 7 16 12 2 22

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1949 BRO N OF 7 0 0 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1950 BRO N OF 15 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1951 BRO N OF 34 0 0 64 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .944
1952 CIN N OF 46 0 0 87 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1952 BRO N OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1952 TOT N LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1952 TOT N OF 47 0 0 87 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1953 PIT N OF 112 0 0 205 13 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1954 PIT N LF 5 5 40 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 PIT N OF 13 11 97.2 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 PIT N RF 8 6 57.2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 BAL A OF 115 0 0 248 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1954 Total RF 109 6 57.2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 Total OF 128 11 97.2 271 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1955 BAL A 1B 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1955 BAL A OF 96 0 0 191 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1956 CHI A OF 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total LF 5 5 40 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 441 11 97.2 846 33 21 7 0 0 0 0 0 .977
Total 1B 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total RF 8 6 57.2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Brooklyn Dodgers (1942).
  • Traded by Brooklyn Dodgers to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Rudy Rufer and cash (June 9, 1952).
  • Traded by Cincinnati Reds with Joe Rossi and Gail Henley to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Gus Bell (October 14, 1952).
  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Dick Littlefield (May 25, 1954).
  • Traded by Baltimore Orioles to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Bobby Adams (October 18, 1955).

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