17. Vern Stephens
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 23, 1920 in McAllister, NM USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 13, 1941
  • Final Game: June 30, 1955
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1942
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1942
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1944
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1945
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1945
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1949
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1949
 
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Vern Stephens’ MLB career began with the St. Louis Browns when he debuted for the team in 1941.  As many baseball players made their way to serve the military during World War II, Stephens was one of the players who were still in the Majors.  His first full season was 1942, where he finished fourth in MVP voting, and he went to his first All-Star Game in 1943, which was his first of three as a Brown.  Stephens showed good power numbers with three consecutive 20 Home Run seasons (1943-45), with a league-leading 24 in 1945, and he was also first in 1944 in RBIs with 109 in 1944.  That season, he helped the Browns reach the World Series, albeit in a losing effort.

Stephens would be traded to the Boston Red Sox after the 1947 season, and he would go to four straight All-Star Games after arriving.  With the Browns, he had an even 1,100 Hits, 121 Home Runs, and a .292 Batting Average.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Short Stop
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent before the 1938 Season.
  • Departed: Traded to the Boston Red Sox with Jack Kramer for Pete Layden Joe Ostrowski, Roy Partee, Eddie Pellagrini, Al Widmar, Jim Wilson, and $310,000 11/17/47.
  • Games Played: 944
  • Notable Statistics: 528 Runs
    1,100 Hits
    174 Doubles
    22 Triples
    121 Home Runs
    591 Runs Batted In
    16 Stolen Bases
    .292/.352/.446 Slash Line
    26.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1943, 1944 & 1946)
    Most Home Runs (1945)
    Most Runs Batted In (1944)
    Most Assists by a Shortstop (1947)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Shortstop (1945)

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