• Published in Baseball
  • Read 241 times
  • Rate this item
    (1 Vote)
246. Al Rosen
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 29, 1924 in Spartanburg, SC USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 10, 1947
  • Final Game: September 30, 1956
  • Most Valuable Player - 1953
  • TSN All-Star - 1953
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1953
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1953
  • TSN All-Star - 1954
  • MVP - 1950
  • MVP - 1952
  • MVP - 1953
  • MVP - 1954
 
ABRHHRRBISBAVG
745012062126384143478 0.285
 

Al Rosen made his first appearance for the Cleveland Indians in 1947, and this would be the only Major League team he ever played for.

Rosen was the backup Third Baseman for the Indians in their 1948 World Series win, and he later became their starter in 1950, which coincided with his first Home Run Title (37).  Rosen had 116 Runs Batted In that year, and from 1950 to 1954, he had at least 24 Home Runs and 102 RBIs with the last three seasons seeing him bat over .300.  The four-time All-Stars best season by far was 1953, where he led the American League in Runs (115), Home Runs (43), RBIs (145), and Slugging Percentage (.613) with a .336 Batting Average. 

Rosen played until 1957, and he retired with a lovely Slash Line of .285/.384/.495.

Despite being eligible for the Hall in 1962, Rosen was never on the ballot.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 1962
  • Position: First Base, Third Base
  • Played For: Cleveland Indians
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (Cleveland Indians, 1948)
    MVP (1) (AL) (1953)
    Major League Player of the Year (1) (1953)
    All-Star (4) (1952, 1953, 1954 & 1955)
    Highest bWAR by a Position Player (1) (AL) (1953)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (1) (AL) (1953)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1) (AL) (1953)
    Highest OPS (1) (AL) (1953)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (AL) (1953)
    Most Total Bases (2) (AL) (1952 & 1953)
    Most Home Runs (2) (AL) (1950 & 1953)
    Most Runs Batted In (2) (AL) (1952 & 1953)
    Highest OPS+ (1) (AL) (1953)
    Most Hit By Pitch (1) (AL) (1950)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (1) (AL) (1954)
    Most Extra Base Hits (1) (AL) (1953)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1) (AL) (1953)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes: Won the 1953 AL MVP
    (AL: 1952, 10th
    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Defensive bWAR)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Singles)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    4 Top Ten Finish (Win Probability Added)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    89. Championship Win Probability Added: 37.4

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: N/A
  • Should be Inducted As A: Cleveland Indian

Should Al Rosen be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 83.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 16.7%

Add comment


Security code
Refresh