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Full Name: Joseph Michael Medwick Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/187 First Game: September 2, 1932
Birthdate: November 24, 1911 Final Game: July 25, 1948
Birthplace: Carteret, New Jersey MLB Experience: 17 years
Died: March 21, 1975
Deathplace: St. Petersburg, Florida
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968


Biography

Joe Medwick (Joseph Michael Medwick) was born on November 24, 1911 in Carteret, New Jersey. He made his Major League debut on September 2, 1932 for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1933, his rookie year, he hit .306 with 18 home runs and 98 RBI. Medwick played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants and Boston Braves over the course of his 17 year career.

Most people believe that Joe Medwick's best season was 1937, when he slugged 31 home runs, hit for a .374 average and knocked in 154 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1932 STL N 26 106 13 37 2 12 .349 .367 .538 12 1 2 10 1 0 3 0 0
1933 STL N 148 595 92 182 18 98 .306 .337 .497 40 10 26 56 2 3 5 0 15
1934 STL N 149 620 110 198 18 106 .319 .343 .529 40 18 21 83 1 4 3 0 15
1935 STL N 154 634 132 224 23 126 .353 .386 .576 46 13 30 59 4 2 4 0 15
1936 STL N 155 636 115 223 18 138 .351 .387 .577 64 13 34 33 4 3 3 0 14
1937 STL N 156 633 111 237 31 154 .374 .414 .641 56 10 41 50 2 1 4 0 11
1938 STL N 146 590 100 190 21 122 .322 .369 .536 47 8 42 41 2 0 0 0 21
1939 STL N 150 606 98 201 14 117 .332 .380 .507 48 8 45 44 2 14 6 0 15
1940 STL N 37 158 21 48 3 20 .304 .329 .437 12 0 6 8 0 0 0 0 8
1940 BRO N 106 423 62 127 14 66 .300 .345 .499 18 12 26 28 3 0 2 0 11
1940 TOT N 143 581 83 175 17 86 .301 .341 .482 30 12 32 36 3 0 2 0 19
1941 BRO N 133 538 100 171 18 88 .318 .364 .517 33 10 38 35 1 2 2 0 20
1942 BRO N 142 553 69 166 4 96 .300 .338 .403 37 4 32 25 0 2 2 0 15
1943 NY N 78 324 41 91 5 45 .281 .300 .407 20 3 9 14 0 3 0 0 13
1943 BRO N 48 173 13 47 0 25 .272 .315 .329 10 0 10 8 1 0 1 0 4
1943 TOT N 126 497 54 138 5 70 .278 .306 .380 30 3 19 22 1 3 1 0 17
1944 NY N 128 490 64 165 7 85 .337 .386 .441 24 3 38 24 1 6 2 0 12
1945 NY N 26 92 14 28 3 11 .304 .319 .446 4 0 2 2 0 3 2 0 3
1945 BOS N 66 218 17 62 0 26 .284 .325 .344 13 0 12 12 1 0 3 0 6
1945 TOT N 92 310 31 90 3 37 .290 .323 .374 17 0 14 14 1 3 5 0 9
1946 BRO N 41 77 7 24 2 18 .312 .369 .442 4 0 6 5 1 1 0 0 1
1947 STL N 75 150 19 46 4 28 .307 .373 .467 12 0 16 12 0 0 0 0 3
1948 STL N 20 19 0 4 0 2 .211 .250 .211 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
Total 1984 7635 1198 2471 205 1383 .324 .362 .505 540 113 437 551 26 44 42 0 203

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1932 STL N OF 26 0 0 63 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1933 STL N OF 147 0 0 318 17 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1934 STL N OF 149 0 0 322 10 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1935 STL N OF 154 0 0 352 8 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1936 STL N OF 155 0 0 367 16 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1937 STL N OF 156 0 0 329 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1938 STL N OF 144 0 0 330 12 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1939 STL N OF 149 0 0 313 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1940 STL N OF 37 0 0 81 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1940 BRO N OF 103 0 0 240 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1940 TOT N LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1940 TOT N OF 140 0 0 321 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1941 BRO N OF 131 0 0 270 11 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1942 BRO N OF 140 0 0 287 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1943 NY N OF 74 0 0 157 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1943 NY N 1B 3 0 0 26 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1943 BRO N OF 42 0 0 65 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1943 TOT N LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1943 TOT N OF 116 0 0 222 12 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1944 NY N OF 122 0 0 290 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1945 NY N OF 23 0 0 46 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1945 BOS N 1B 15 0 0 124 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1945 BOS N OF 38 0 0 78 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1945 TOT N OF 61 0 0 124 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1945 TOT N LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1946 BRO N OF 18 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1946 BRO N 1B 1 0 0 8 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1947 STL N OF 43 0 0 56 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1948 STL N OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total OF 1852 0 0 3994 139 84 27 0 0 0 0 0 .980
Total 1B 19 0 0 158 4 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 .988

Transactions

  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals with Curt Davis to Brooklyn Dodgers in exchange for Ernie Koy, Carl Doyle, Sam Nahem, Bert Haas and $125000 (June 12, 1940).
  • Sold by Brooklyn Dodgers to New York Giants (July 6, 1943).
  • Traded by New York Giants with Ewald Pyle to Boston Braves in exchange for Clyde Kluttz (June 16, 1945).
  • Released by Boston Braves (February 8, 1946).
  • Signed by St. Louis Browns (March 3, 1946).
  • Released by St. Louis Browns (April 5, 1946).
  • Signed by Brooklyn Dodgers (July 2, 1946).
  • Released by Brooklyn Dodgers (October 9, 1946).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (December 11, 1946).
  • Released by New York Yankees (April 29, 1947).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (May 26, 1947).
  • Released by St. Louis Cardinals (October 14, 1947).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (April 18, 1948).
  • Released by St. Louis Cardinals (September 30, 1948).

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