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Full Name: Virgil Oliver Trucks Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/198 First Game: September 27, 1941
Birthdate: April 26, 1917 Final Game: September 26, 1958
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama MLB Experience: 17 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on April 26, 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama, Virgil Trucks (Virgil Oliver Trucks) played for the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Athletics and New York Yankees over the course of his 17 year career. Trucks broke into the bigs on September 27, 1941 with the Detroit Tigers, and put up a 2.74 ERA in 167.2 innings pitched in 1942, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Virgil Trucks's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1953, when he posted a 2.93 ERA, won 20 games and struck out 149 batters. However, others believe that it was 1954, when he posted a 2.79 ERA, won 19 games and struck out 152 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1941 DET A 1 0 0 0 9.00 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
1942 DET A 28 20 14 8 2.74 91 64 51 8 2 0 167.2 147 3 74 0 7 2
1943 DET A 33 25 16 10 2.84 118 72 64 10 2 2 202.2 170 11 52 0 1 1
1945 DET A 1 1 0 0 1.69 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.1 3 0 2 0 0 0
1946 DET A 32 29 14 9 3.23 161 94 85 15 2 0 236.2 217 23 75 0 5 3
1947 DET A 36 26 10 12 4.53 108 105 91 8 2 2 180.2 186 14 79 0 5 2
1948 DET A 43 26 14 13 3.78 123 97 89 7 0 2 211.2 190 14 85 0 7 2
1949 DET A 41 32 19 11 2.81 153 95 86 17 6 4 275 209 16 124 0 3 4
1950 DET A 7 7 3 1 3.54 25 20 19 2 1 0 48.1 45 6 21 0 0 1
1951 DET A 37 18 13 8 4.33 89 81 74 6 1 1 153.2 153 9 75 0 6 5
1952 DET A 35 29 5 19 3.97 129 99 87 8 3 1 197 190 12 82 0 5 7
1953 STL A 16 12 5 4 3.07 47 37 30 4 2 2 88 83 4 32 0 3 4
1953 CHI A 24 21 15 6 2.86 102 60 56 13 3 1 176.1 151 14 67 0 4 3
1953 TOT A 40 33 20 10 2.93 149 97 86 17 5 3 264.1 234 18 99 0 7 7
1954 CHI A 40 33 19 12 2.79 152 87 82 16 5 3 264.2 224 13 95 0 4 1
1955 CHI A 32 26 13 8 3.96 91 78 77 7 3 0 175 176 19 61 5 1 2
1956 DET A 22 16 6 5 3.83 43 56 51 3 1 1 120 104 15 63 5 3 6
1957 KC A 48 7 9 7 3.03 55 45 39 0 0 7 116 106 12 62 8 7 2
1958 NY A 25 0 2 1 4.54 26 24 20 0 0 1 39.2 40 1 24 0 2 2
1958 KC A 16 0 0 1 2.05 15 7 5 0 0 3 22 18 2 15 1 0 0
1958 TOT A 41 0 2 2 3.65 41 31 25 0 0 4 61.2 58 3 39 1 2 2
Total 517 328 177 135 3.39 1534 1124 1009 124 33 30 2682.1 2416 188 1088 19 63 47

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1941 DET A P 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1942 DET A P 28 0 0 5 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1943 DET A P 33 0 0 16 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1945 DET A P 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1946 DET A P 32 0 0 11 33 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .936
1947 DET A P 36 0 0 13 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1948 DET A P 43 0 0 13 28 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1949 DET A P 41 0 0 13 33 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1950 DET A P 7 0 0 2 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1951 DET A P 37 0 0 11 32 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .935
1952 DET A P 35 0 0 21 37 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1953 STL A P 16 0 0 3 13 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .727
1953 CHI A P 24 0 0 11 29 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1953 TOT A P 40 0 0 14 42 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .903
1954 CHI A P 40 0 0 10 48 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1955 CHI A P 32 0 0 4 33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1956 DET A P 22 0 0 6 18 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1957 KC A P 48 7 116 8 21 1 0 0 2 4 1 0 .967
1958 NY A P 25 0 39.2 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1.000
1958 KC A P 16 0 22 4 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .875
1958 TOT A P 41 0 61.2 7 7 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 .933
Total P 517 7 177.2 156 420 27 14 0 2 10 2 0 .955

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1941 DET A 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1942 DET A 28 65 4 8 0 3 .123 .123 .138 1 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 3
1943 DET A 33 72 7 13 0 7 .181 .203 .194 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 3
1945 DET A 1 2 1 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1946 DET A 32 95 4 17 0 5 .179 .179 .221 4 0 0 13 0 2 0 0 4
1947 DET A 36 70 7 19 0 5 .271 .282 .300 2 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 3
1948 DET A 43 79 6 13 0 2 .165 .185 .190 0 1 2 14 0 2 0 0 5
1949 DET A 41 100 6 12 0 3 .120 .137 .140 2 0 1 15 1 5 0 0 4
1950 DET A 7 20 2 3 0 0 .150 .150 .200 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1951 DET A 37 55 5 13 0 14 .236 .236 .291 3 0 0 12 0 2 0 0 0
1952 DET A 35 64 3 12 1 3 .188 .200 .234 0 0 1 11 0 2 1 0 2
1953 STL A 16 25 0 4 0 1 .160 .160 .200 1 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0
1953 CHI A 24 63 6 15 1 6 .238 .250 .333 3 0 0 10 1 9 0 0 1
1953 TOT A 40 88 6 19 1 7 .216 .225 .295 4 0 0 13 1 13 0 0 1
1954 CHI A 40 93 5 17 0 8 .183 .188 .204 2 0 1 21 0 9 0 0 3
1955 CHI A 32 64 2 8 0 6 .125 .123 .141 1 0 0 12 0 7 0 0 1
1956 DET A 22 45 4 11 0 2 .244 .244 .289 2 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
1957 KC A 48 28 1 4 0 2 .143 .143 .143 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 1
1958 NY A 25 8 0 2 0 3 .250 .250 .250 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1958 KC A 16 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1958 TOT A 41 9 0 2 0 3 .222 .222 .222 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
Total 517 949 63 171 2 70 .180 .189 .213 23 1 9 153 2 46 1 0 31

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Detroit Tigers (1938).
  • Traded by Detroit Tigers with Hal White and Johnny Groth to St. Louis Browns in exchange for Owen Friend, Bob Nieman and JW Porter (December 4, 1952).
  • Traded by St. Louis Browns with Bob Elliott to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Darrell Johnson, Lou Kretlow and $75000 (June 13, 1953).
  • Traded by Chicago White Sox to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Bubba Phillips (November 30, 1955).
  • Traded by Detroit Tigers with Ned Garver, Gene Host, Wayne Belardi and $20000 to Kansas City Athletics in exchange for Jim Finigan, Jack Crimian, Bill Harrington and Eddie Robinson (December 5, 1956).
  • Traded by Kansas City Athletics with Duke Maas to New York Yankees in exchange for Bob Grim and Harry Simpson (June 15, 1958).
  • Released by New York Yankees (April 14, 1959).

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