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Full Name: Louis Boudreau Primary Position: SS
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/185 First Game: September 9, 1938
Birthdate: July 17, 1917 Final Game: August 24, 1952
Birthplace: Harvey, Illinois MLB Experience: 15 years
Died: August 10, 2001
Deathplace: Olympia Fields, Illinois
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970


Biography

Lou Boudreau (Louis Boudreau) was born on July 17, 1917 in Harvey, Illinois. He made his Major League debut on September 9, 1938 for the Cleveland Indians. In 1939, his rookie year, he hit .258 with 0 home runs and 19 RBI. Boudreau played for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox over the course of his 15 year career.

Most people believe that Lou Boudreau's best season was 1948, when he slugged 18 home runs, hit for a .355 average and knocked in 106 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1938 CLE A 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1939 CLE A 53 225 42 58 0 19 .258 .340 .360 15 4 28 24 0 3 2 0 5
1940 CLE A 155 627 97 185 9 101 .295 .370 .443 46 10 73 39 2 4 6 0 23
1941 CLE A 148 579 95 149 10 56 .257 .355 .415 45 8 85 57 3 14 9 0 11
1942 CLE A 147 506 57 143 2 58 .283 .379 .370 18 10 75 39 4 19 7 0 12
1943 CLE A 152 539 69 154 3 67 .286 .388 .388 32 7 90 31 0 20 4 0 12
1944 CLE A 150 584 91 191 3 67 .327 .406 .437 45 5 73 39 5 19 11 0 10
1945 CLE A 97 345 50 106 3 48 .307 .374 .409 24 1 35 20 2 20 0 0 9
1946 CLE A 140 515 51 151 6 62 .293 .345 .410 30 6 40 14 1 15 6 0 11
1947 CLE A 150 538 79 165 4 67 .307 .388 .424 45 3 67 10 4 14 1 0 9
1948 CLE A 152 560 116 199 18 106 .355 .453 .534 34 6 98 9 2 16 3 0 15
1949 CLE A 134 475 53 135 4 60 .284 .381 .364 20 3 70 10 4 12 0 0 19
1950 CLE A 81 260 23 70 1 29 .269 .349 .346 13 2 31 5 1 3 1 0 9
1951 BOS A 82 273 37 73 5 47 .267 .353 .396 18 1 30 12 6 4 1 0 10
1952 BOS A 4 2 1 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 1646 6029 861 1779 68 789 .295 .380 .415 385 66 796 309 34 164 51 0 155

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1938 CLE A 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1938 CLE A 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1939 CLE A SS 53 0 0 103 184 14 31 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1940 CLE A SS 155 0 0 277 454 24 116 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1941 CLE A SS 147 0 0 296 444 26 97 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1942 CLE A SS 146 0 0 281 426 26 107 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1943 CLE A SS 152 0 0 328 488 25 122 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1943 CLE A C 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1944 CLE A C 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1944 CLE A SS 149 0 0 339 516 19 134 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1945 CLE A SS 97 0 0 217 289 9 73 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1946 CLE A SS 139 0 0 315 405 22 94 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1947 CLE A SS 148 0 0 305 475 14 120 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1948 CLE A SS 151 0 0 297 483 20 119 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1948 CLE A C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1949 CLE A SS 88 0 0 176 272 8 78 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1949 CLE A 2B 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1949 CLE A 3B 38 0 0 34 76 4 13 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1949 CLE A 1B 6 0 0 41 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1950 CLE A 2B 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1950 CLE A SS 61 0 0 118 170 4 44 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1950 CLE A 3B 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1950 CLE A 1B 8 0 0 34 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1951 BOS A 3B 15 0 0 10 27 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1951 BOS A 1B 2 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1951 BOS A SS 52 0 0 80 153 12 45 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1952 BOS A SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1952 BOS A 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 3B 57 0 0 47 104 6 18 0 0 0 0 0 .962
Total 1B 17 0 0 79 9 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .989
Total C 3 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 3 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 1539 0 0 3132 4760 223 1180 0 0 0 0 0 .973

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Cleveland Indians (1938).
  • Released by Cleveland Indians (November 21, 1950).
  • Signed by Boston Red Sox (November 27, 1950).
  • Released by Boston Red Sox (October 31, 1951).
  • Signed by Boston Red Sox (1952).
  • Released by Boston Red Sox (October 15, 1952).

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