24. Al Rosen
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 29, 1924 in Spartanburg, SC USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 10, 1947
  • Final Game: September 30, 1956
  • Most Valuable Player - 1953
  • TSN All-Star - 1953
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1953
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1953
  • TSN All-Star - 1954
 
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Al Rosen made his first appearance for the Cleveland Indians in 1947, and this would be the only Major League team he ever played for.

Rosen was the backup Third Baseman for the Indians in their 1948 World Series win, and he later became their starter in 1950, which coincided with his first Home Run Title (37).  Rosen had 116 Runs Batted In that year, and from 1950 to 1954, he had at least 24 Home Runs and 102 RBIs with the last three seasons seeing him bat over .300.  The four-time All-Stars best season by far was 1953, where he led the American League in Runs (115), Home Runs (43), RBIs (145), and Slugging Percentage (.613) with a .336 Batting Average.   That year, he was named the American League MVP.

Rosen played until 1957, and he retired with a lovely Slash Line of .285/.384/.495.  The Indians would induct him into their franchise Hall of Fame in 2006.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Third Base
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent before the 1942 Season.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1956 Season.

  • Games Played: 1,044
  • Notable Statistics:

    603 Runs Scored
    1,063 Hits
    165 Doubles
    20 Triples
    192 Home Runs
    717 RBI
    39 Stolen Bases
    .285/.384/.495 Slash Line
    32.3 bWAR                     

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    MVP (1953)
    Major League Player of the Year (1953)
    All-Star (1952, 1953, 1954 & 1955)
    Highest bWAR by a Position Player (1953)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (1953)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1953)
    Highest OPS (1953)
    Most Runs Scored (1953)
    Most Total Bases (1952 & 1953)
    Most Home Runs (1950 & 1953)
    Most Runs Batted In (1952 & 1953)
    Highest OPS+ (1953)
    Most Hit By Pitch (1950)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (1954)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1953)
    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (1950 & 1953)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1953)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Third Baseman (1953)

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