21. Elmer Flick
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 11, 1876 in Bedford, OH USA
  • Weight: 168 lbs.
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 26, 1898
  • Final Game: July 04, 1910
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Elmer Flick was a star for the Philadelphia Phillies at the turn of the century, and like so many players in the National League, he jumped to the American League when it formed, with his team of choice being the crosstown Philadelphia Athletics.  The Phillies filed an injunction that blocked Flick and his former Phillies teammates from playing for the Athletics, but it was filed in Pennsylvania, meaning that it only prohibited him from playing for the Athletics.  Along with Nap Lajoie, Flick joined Cleveland.

 

This was the last Major League team that Flick would play for, as he was on their roster until 1910.  Flick won the Batting Title in 1905 (.308), and he had three other .300 years with Cleveland.  Flick had three straight seasons where he led the AL in Triples (1905-07), and he also had two Stolen Base crowns (1904 & 1906).  Flock batted .299 with 1,058 Hits for Cleveland.

Flick was chosen for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1963 when the Veterans Committee elected him.  That same year, Cleveland enshrined Flick to their franchise Hall of Fame.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 5/16/02.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1910 Season.

  • Games Played: 935
  • Notable Statistics:

    535 Runs Scored
    1,058 Hits
    164 Doubles
    106 Triples
    19 Home Runs
    376 RBI
    207 Stolen Bases
    .299/.371/.422 Slash Line
    30.9 bWAR                     

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest Batting Average (1905)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1905)
    Highest OPS (1905)
    Most At Bats (1906)
    Most Plate Appearances (1906)
    Most Runs Scored (1906)
    Most Triples (1905, 1906 & 1907)
    Most Stolen Bases (1904 & 1906)
    Highest OPS+ (1905)
    Most Assists by a Rightfielder (1904)

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