10. Vada Pinson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 11, 1938 in Memphis, TN USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 15, 1958
  • Final Game: September 28, 1975
  • Gold Glove - 1961
 
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Vada Pinson was a very consistent hitter for the Reds and would twice lead the National League in Hits.  While he did not win a batting title, he had three seasons for Cincinnati where he went over .300.  Pinson would also lead the NL in Doubles twice, triples twice and had six seasons where he hit over 20 Home Runs.  Overall, 1,881 of his 2,757 Hits happened as a Red.  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent before the 1959 Season.
  • Departed: Traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Wayne Granger and Bobby Tolan 10/11/68.
  • Games Played: 1565
  • Notable Statistics: 978 Runs Scored
    1,881 Hits
    342 Doubles
    96 Triples
    186 Home Runs
    814 RBI
    46 Stolen Bases
    .297/.341/.469 Slash Line
    47.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (1959 & 1960)
    Gold Glove (1961)
    Most At Bats (1959 & 1960)
    Most Plate Appearances (1959 & 1960)
    Most Runs Scored (1959)
    Most Hits (1961 & 1963)
    Most Doubles (1959 & 1960)
    Most Triples (1963 & 1967)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1959, 1960 & 1961)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1960, 1961 & 1962)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Centerfielder (1961)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Centerfielder (1961)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (1965)
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