31. Cesar Tovar
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 3, 1940 in Caracas, Di Venezuela
  • Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 12, 1965
  • Final Game: September 29, 1976
  • MVP - 1967
  • MVP - 1968
  • MVP - 1969
  • MVP - 1970
  • MVP - 1971
 
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An exceptionally versatile player (he was the second player in MLB to play all nine positions in a game) Cesar Tovar had five straight seasons where he collected more than 150 Hits and received votes for the MVP.  The Venezuelan would lead the AL in Hits in 1971 and while he was considered to be good, he surprisingly never made an All-Star Team.  

WIth Minnesota, Tovar batted .281 with 1,164 Hits and 186 Stolen Bases, and the Twins inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2022.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Third Base, Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds for Gerry Arrigo 12/4/64.
  • Departed: Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Joe Lis, Ken Reynolds & Ken Sanders 11/30/72.
  • Games Played: 1090
  • Notable Statistics: 646 Runs Scored
    1,164 Hits
    193 Doubles
    45 Triples
    38 Home Runs
    319 RBI
    186 Stolen Bases
    .281/.337/.377 Slash Line
    25.9 bWAR

    6 Playoff Games
    2 Runs Scored
    6 Hits
    0 Doubles
    1 Triple
    0 Home Runs
    1 RBI
    1 Stolen Base
    .231/.259/.308 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Most At Bats (1967)
    Most Plate Appearances (1967)
    Most Hits (1971)
    Most Doubles (1970)
    Most Triples (1970)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1966)
    Most Hit by Pitch (1972)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Rightfielder (1972)
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