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50. Rocky Colavito

50. Rocky Colavito
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 10, 1933 in New York, NY USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 10, 1955
  • Final Game: September 28, 1968
  • TSN All-Star - 1961
  • MVP - 1958
  • MVP - 1959
  • MVP - 1961
  • MVP - 1962
  • MVP - 1964
  • MVP - 1965
  • Rookie of the Year - 1956
 
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I wonder if it is a prerequisite to be popular if you are named Rocky?

That was certainly the case for Rocky Colavito as a Cleveland Indian, but it wasn’t that he didn’t have fans when he was traded to the Tigers.

Rocky Colavito displayed serious power with 139 Home Runs, including 1961 where he amassed 45 dingers with a career high 140 Runs Batted In.  Twice an All Star as a Detroit Tiger, he would post a very good Slash Line of .271/.364/.501.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the Cleveland Indians for Harvey Kuenn 4/17/60.
  • Departed: Traded to the Kansas City Athletics with Bob Anderson and $50,000 for Jerry Lumpe, Ed Rakow and Dave Wickersham 11/18/63.
  • Games Played: 629
  • Notable Statistics: 377 Runs Scored
    633 Hits
    107 Doubles
    7 Triples
    139 Home Runs
    430 RBI
    6 Stolen Bases
    .271/.364/.501 Slash Line
    17.3 bWAR

    No Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-Star (1961 & 1962)
    Most Plate Appearances (1963)
    Most Total Bases (1962)
    Most Putouts by a Leftfielder (1961 & 1962)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Leftfielder (1961 & 1963)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a First Baseman (1962 & 1963)

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