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207. Toby Harrah
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 26, 1948 in Sissonville, WV USA
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 05, 1969
  • Final Game: October 04, 1986
  • TSN All-Star - 1975
  • MVP - 1975
  • MVP - 1982
 
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Toby Harrah can make a claim as the greatest baseball player whose last name is a palindrome.

That useless fact aside, Harrah played the majority of his career with the Texas Rangers, where the infielder had three of his All-Star Game appearances for.  Harrah was a patient batter, who led the league in Walks (109) in 1977, and he was in the top ten in On Base Percentage six times.  When he got on base, he was an intelligent baserunner, who had four 20-SB years and once led the AL in Stolen Base Percentage.

Harrah also had good years with the Cleveland Indians, which was where he was an All-Star for the fourth time.  He retired in 1986, 46 Hits shy of 2,000.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Sissonville, West Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1992
  • Position: Second Base, Short Stop, Third Base
  • Played For: Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Washington Senators
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None)  
    All-Star (1972, 1975, 1976 & 1982)
    Most Walks (1) (AL) (1977)
    Highest Stolen Base Percentage (1) (AL) (1981)

  • Other Points of Note:

    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Batting Average)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Hits)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Runs Batted In)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Singles)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    73. Walks: 1,153
    78. Power-Speed #: 214.4
    86. Offensive bWAR: 62.5

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1992: 0.2%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Texas Ranger

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