36. Jeff Heath
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 1, 1915 in Fort William, ON CAN
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 13, 1936
  • Final Game: September 08, 1949
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1941
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1941
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1945
 
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Born in Canada and raised in the United States, Jeff Heath made his way to the Major Leagues in 1936, where two years later, he was a starting Outfielder with Cleveland.

Heath led the American League in 1938 in Triples (11) on the strength of a .343 year with an 11thplace MVP finish. The Outfielder remained a starter, going to the All-Star Game in 1941 and 1943, with the former year seeing Heath again finish first in Triples (20) and batting .340.  Heath played for Cleveland until he was traded to Washington after the 1945 Season.  

As an Indian, Heath accumulated 1,040 Hits with a .298 Batting Average and 122 Home Runs.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1936 Season.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Washington Senators for George Case 12/14/45.

  • Games Played: 957
  • Notable Statistics:

    546 Runs Scored
    1,046 Hits
    194 Doubles
    83 Triples
    122 Home Runs
    619 RBI
    52 Stolen Bases
    .298/.366/.506 Slash Line
    25.3 bWAR                     

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1941 & 1943)
    Most Triples (1938 & 1941)
    Most Intentional Walks (1945)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Leftfielder (1938 & 1940)

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