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Full Name: George Henry Stirnweiss Primary Position: 2B,3B
Height/Weight: 5' 8.5"/175 First Game: April 22, 1943
Birthdate: October 26, 1918 Final Game: May 3, 1952
Birthplace: New York, New York MLB Experience: 10 years
Died: September 15, 1958
Deathplace: Newark Bay, New Jersey
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Snuffy Stirnweiss (George Henry Stirnweiss) was born on October 26, 1918 in New York, New York. He made his Major League debut on April 22, 1943 for the New York Yankees. In 1943, his rookie year, he hit .219 with 1 home run and 25 RBI. Stirnweiss played for the New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns and Cleveland Indians over the course of his 10 year career.

Most people believe that Snuffy Stirnweiss's best season was 1944, when he stole 55 bases and hit for a .319 average.

In a 10-season career, Stirnweiss was a .268 hitter with 29 home runs and 281 RBI in 1028 games.

A native of New York, NY, Stirnweiss was an All-American halfback at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After being graduated in 1940, he was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League. Nevertheless, he cast his lot with baseball and signed with the New York Yankees organization, starting his major league career with the Yankees in 1943.

Stirnweiss was in three World Series and appeared in the All-Star Game in 1945 and 1946. He won the American League batting title in 1945 with a .309 average. A prolific base-stealer, he led the AL with 55 stolen bases in 1944 and with 33 in 1945. In the same period, he also led the league in runs (125 and 107), hits (205 and 195), triples (16 and 22), and in fielding percentage. In 1948, with only five errors tallied against him, Stirnweiss set a major league record for a second baseman with a .993 percentage.

The Yankees traded Stirnweiss to the St. Louis Browns in 1950 and the next year he was sold to the Cleveland Indians. He retired after the 1952 season. Following his retirement as a player, he managed in the minor leagues, and later entered the banking field.

Stirnweiss was killed when the passenger train he was on plunged off the CRRNJ Newark Bay Bridge between Elizabethport and Bayonne, New Jersey, at the age of 39.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1943 NY A 83 274 34 60 1 25 .219 .333 .288 8 4 47 37 0 4 11 0 9
1944 NY A 154 643 125 205 8 43 .319 .389 .460 35 16 73 87 1 6 55 0 6
1945 NY A 152 632 107 195 10 64 .309 .385 .476 32 22 78 62 1 6 33 0 9
1946 NY A 129 487 75 122 0 37 .251 .340 .318 19 7 66 58 0 7 18 0 12
1947 NY A 148 571 102 146 5 41 .256 .358 .342 18 8 89 47 2 11 5 0 13
1948 NY A 141 515 90 130 3 32 .252 .360 .336 20 7 86 62 1 8 5 0 13
1949 NY A 70 157 29 41 0 11 .261 .380 .338 8 2 29 20 1 3 3 0 2
1950 STL A 93 326 32 71 1 24 .218 .324 .288 16 2 51 49 0 4 3 0 7
1950 NY A 7 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 TOT A 100 328 32 71 1 24 .216 .322 .287 16 2 51 49 0 4 3 0 7
1951 CLE A 50 88 10 19 1 4 .216 .373 .261 1 0 22 25 0 1 1 0 2
1952 CLE A 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1028 3695 604 989 29 281 .268 .362 .371 157 68 541 447 6 50 134 0 73

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1943 NY A 2B 4 0 0 14 8 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1943 NY A SS 68 0 0 110 192 20 50 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1944 NY A 2B 154 0 0 433 481 17 113 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1945 NY A 2B 152 0 0 432 492 29 119 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1946 NY A 3B 79 0 0 66 152 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1946 NY A 2B 46 0 0 88 141 5 30 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1946 NY A SS 4 0 0 5 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1947 NY A 2B 148 0 0 337 402 13 107 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1948 NY A 2B 141 0 0 346 364 5 103 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1949 NY A 3B 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1949 NY A 2B 51 0 0 121 106 6 34 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1950 STL A 2B 62 0 0 159 154 8 44 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1950 STL A 3B 31 0 0 32 52 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1950 STL A SS 5 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1950 NY A 2B 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1950 TOT A 2B 66 0 0 160 156 8 44 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1951 CLE A 2B 25 0 0 47 74 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1951 CLE A 3B 2 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1952 CLE A 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 2B 787 0 0 1978 2224 84 572 0 0 0 0 0 .980
Total 3B 117 0 0 103 210 6 26 0 0 0 0 0 .981
Total SS 77 0 0 119 201 22 51 0 0 0 0 0 .936

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by New York Yankees (1940).
  • Traded by New York Yankees with Jim Delsing, Don Johnson, Duane Pillette and $50000 to St. Louis Browns in exchange for Tom Ferrick, Joe Ostrowski and Leo Thomas (June 15, 1950).
  • Traded by St. Louis Browns with Merl Combs to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Fred Marsh and $35000 (April 1, 1951).

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