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298. Augie Galan
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 23, 1912 in Berkeley, CA USA
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 29, 1934
  • Final Game: September 16, 1949
  • MVP - 1935
  • MVP - 1939
  • MVP - 1943
  • MVP - 1944
  • MVP - 1945
 
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Augie Galan first arrived in the Major Leagues in 1934, where the versatile player debuted for the Chicago Cubs.  In Galan's second season, he had what could be considered his best season, where he led the National League in Runs Scored (133) and Stolen Bases (22), with a .314 Batting Average and a career-high of 203 Hits.  Galan would be an All-Star in 1936, and in 1937 he again led the NL in Stolen Bases (23).  As a Cub, Galan would also help his team win two Pennants (1935 & 1938). 

In 1941, Galan was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Galan was not one of the players drafted to serve in World War II, and during the war, he was twice named to the All-Star Team, and in both of those years, he led the NL in Walks.  He finished his career in 1949 after stops in Cincinnati, New York (NL), and Philadelphia (AL). 

Galan had 1,706 career Hits with a lifetime On Base Percentage of .390.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Saturday, 01 January 1955
  • Position: First Base, Third Base, Outfield
  • Played For: Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, Philadelphia Athletics
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    All-Star (3) (1936, 1943 & 1944)
    Most Plate Appearances (2) (NL) (1935 & 1937)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (NL) (1935)
    Most Walks (2) (NL) (1943 & 1944)
    Most Stolen Bases (2) (NL) (1935 & 1937)
    Highest Power-Speed # (2) (NL) (1935 & 1937)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1) (NL) (1943)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1) (NL) (1943)
    Most Outs Made (1) (NL) (1937)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 1935, 9th)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Home Runs)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Singles)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    None.

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1968: 0.7%
    1970: 1.0% 

  • Should be Inducted As A: Chicago Cub

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