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.