18. Harlond Clift
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 12, 1912 in El Reno, OK USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 17, 1934
  • Final Game: September 20, 1945
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1940
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1940
 
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Playing at Third Base, Harlond Clift debuted in the Majors for the Browns in 1934, and he had a nice rookie year with 14 Home Runs and a .260 Batting Average.  He did lead the American League in Strikeouts, however, but unlike many baseball players who have done so, he was able to reduce that part of his game, and would swat at flies less and draw free passes more.  

Clift continued to develop his power game with four 20 Home Run seasons for St. Louis, and five 100 plus Walk years.  In 1939, he was first in Bases on Balls, and he had an On Base Percentage over .400 from 1935 to 1939.  His ability to get on base helped him score runs, and he had seven years where he hit the century mark in that metric.

Clift was dealt to the Washington Senators during the 1943 season, and Clift would accumulate 1,013 Runs, 1,463 Hits, 170 Home Runs, and a .394 OBP.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Third Base
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1934 Season.
  • Departed: Traded to the Washington Senators with Johnny Niggeling for Ellis Clary, Ox Miller, and Cash 8/18/43.
  • Games Played: 1443
  • Notable Statistics: 1,013 Runs
    1,463 Hits
    294 Doubles
    62 Triples
    170 Home Runs
    769 Runs Batted In
    67 Stolen Bases
    .277/.394/.453 Slash Line
    39.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1937)
    Most Walks (1939)
    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (1937, 1938 & 1941)
    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (1937 & 1940)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1937 & 1940)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Third Baseman (1937, 1939 & 1943)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Third Baseman (1938 & 1940)

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