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29. Terry Turner

29. Terry Turner
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 28, 1881 in Sandy Lake, PA USA
  • Weight: 149 lbs.
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 25, 1901
  • Final Game: September 29, 1919
  • MVP - 1913
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Terry Turner first cracked the big leagues playing two Games with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1901, but it took him three more years to stick, which happened with Cleveland in the American League.

Turner played at Shortstop, and while he was not a power hitter by any means (only eight career Home Runs), his batting was respectable, with a .254 Batting Average with 1,472 Hits.  Turner did what he could to get on base, accumulating 264 Sacrifice Hits, and when he was on the basepaths, he stole 254 bases.

Turner was mostly known for his defense.  Playing at Short for the first half of his Cleveland career, he moved to Third Base for the second half.  He would lead the AL in Range Factor per Game at both positions throughout his career.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base, Short Stop, Third Base
  • Acquired: Traded from Columbus (American Association) for Billy Clingman and Gus Domer 8/17/03.
  • Departed: Released 7/3/19.
  • Games Played: 1,619
  • Notable Statistics:

    692 Runs Scored
    1,472 Hits
    207 Doubles
    77 Triples
    8 Home Runs
    521 RBI
    254 Stolen Bases
    .254/.310/.320 Slash Line
    38.5 bWAR                     

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest Defensive bWAR (1906)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (1914)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1913)
    Most Assists by a Shortstop (1906)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Shortstop (1906 & 1907)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Third Baseman (1914)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Third Baseman (1912 & 1914)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Shortstop (1906)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Shortstop (1906 & 1907)

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