32. Gil McDougald
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 19, 1928 in San Francisco, CA USA
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 20, 1951
  • Final Game: October 02, 1960
  • Rookie of the Year - 1951
  • TSN All-Star - 1957
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 1958
 
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Gil McDougald would play all ten of his seasons in the Majors with the New York Yankees, where his defensive versatility would be his calling card.

Debuting in 1951 where he won the Rookie of the Year, McDougald was equally talented at Second, Third or Shortstop, and he finished in the top ten in Defensive bWAR in eight of his ten years as a Major Leaguer.  That would include five top four finishes, and a first place rank in the 1957 season.  The elite infielder would go to five All-Star Games, and help the Yankees win five World Series Championships.

While defense was his strength, he could contribute with his bat.  McDougald twice batted over .300, and had a respectable .276 Batting Average over his career.  He had eight straight 10 Home Run years, and he led the American League in Triples in 1957 (9).  McDougald accumulated 1,291 Hits and 112 Home Runs over his career.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base, Short Stop, Third Base
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent before the 1948 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1960 season.
  • Games Played: 1336
  • Notable Statistics: 697 Runs
    1,291 Hits
    187 Doubles
    51 Triples
    112 Home Runs
    576 Runs Batted In
    45 Stolen Bases
    .276/.356/.410 Slash Line
    40.8 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1951, 1952, 1953, 1956 & 1958)

    All-Star (1952, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)

    Rookie of the Year (1951)

    Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (2018 & 2019)

    Highest Defensive bWAR (1957)

    Most Triples (1957)

    Most Sacrifice Flies (1957)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1952)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a Shortstop (1957)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Second Baseman (1955)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman (1955)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Shortstop (1952)
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