39. Andy Pafko
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 25, 1921 in Boyceville, WI USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 24, 1943
  • Final Game: September 29, 1959
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1945
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1945
  • TSN All-Star - 1945
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1948
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1948
  • MVP - 1945
  • MVP - 1947
  • MVP - 1948
  • MVP - 1950
 
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Andy Pako first broke into the Cubs roster in 1943, and in 1945 he had 159 Hits and was part of the Chicago's National League Pennant winning club.  Pafko’s playing time did not reduce when the rest of the big leaguers came home from the War, and he would be named an All-Star four years in a row (1947 to 1950).  In three of those years, he batted over .300, and he had a pair of 30 Home Run seasons.  Overall, he accumulated 1,048 Hits, and he would bat .294 with 126 Home Runs for the club.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Third Base, Outfield
  • Acquired: Purchased from Green Bay (Wisconsin State) 11/??/41.
  • Departed: Traded to Brooklyn Dodgers with Johnny Schmitz, Wayne Terwilliger, and Rube Walker for Bruce Edwards, Joe Hatten, Gene Hermanski, and Eddie Miksis 6/15/51.
  • Games Played: 960
  • Notable Statistics: 486 Runs
    1,048 Hits
    162 Doubles
    40 Triples
    126 Home Runs
    584 Runs Batted In
    28 Stolen Bases
    .294/.362/.468 Slash Line
    27.1 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1945, 1947, 1948, 1949 & 1950)
    Most Hit by Pitch (1945, 1949 & 1951*)
    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (1948)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1948)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1944)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder

    *Pafko was traded midway through the season to Brooklyn
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