28. Sherm Lollar
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 23, 1924 in Durham, AR USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 20, 1946
  • Final Game: September 07, 1963
  • Gold Glove - 1957
  • Gold Glove - 1958
  • Gold Glove - 1959
  • TSN All-Star - 1959
 
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Sherm Lollar arguably had the misfortune of playing at the same time as Yogi Berra, who was considered the best Catcher of the American League.  Lollar would not match with Berra offensively, but with his defense, he was right there among the best.

The Gold Glove award was first awarded in 1957, and that year he was not split among the leagues.  Lollar was the inaugural winner, and he would win the first two in the American League.  He was also one of the best play-callers in baseball, and he could handle a pitching staff as good as anyone.  

Berra was a much better hitter, but Lollar held his own.  He would have five 100 Hit seasons with two 20 Home Run seasons for the White Sox.  Lollar would have six All-Star seasons for Chicago and overall had 1,122 Hits and 124 Home Runs for the Chi-Sox.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the St. Louis Browns with Tom Upton and Al Widmar for Joe DaMaestri, Gordon Goldsberry, Dick Littlefield, Gus Niarhos, and Jim Rivera 11/27/51.
  • Departed: Released 10/4/63.
  • Games Played: 1358
  • Notable Statistics: 485 Runs
    1,122 Hits
    186 Doubles
    9 Triples
    124 Home Runs
    631 Runs Batted In
    17 Stolen Bases
    .265/.358/.402 Slash Line
    25.8 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959 & 1960)
    Gold Glove (1957, 1958 & 1959)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Catcher (1955, 1959 & 1960)
    Most Runners Caught Stealing (1959)
    Highest Caught Stealing Percentage (1954)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Catcher (1955 & 1960)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Catcher (1953, 1956, 1960 & 1961)

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