45. Red Rolfe
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 17, 1908 in Penacook, NH USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 29, 1931
  • Final Game: September 27, 1942
  • TSN All-Star - 1937
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • TSN All-Star - 1938
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
  • TSN All-Star - 1939
  • MVP - 1938
  • MVP - 1939
 
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Red Rolfe played his entire career with the New York Yankees, and while he was overshadowed by his higher-profile teammates, Rolfe’s contributions at the hot corner should never be minimized.

Rolfe debuted for one game in 1931, but would become a regular fixture in 1934.  A sound defensive player, Rolfe led the American League in Triples in 1936 (15), and then went to four consecutive All-Star Games (1937-40), where he peaked in 1939, leading the AL in Runs (139), Hits (213) and Doubles (46), with a career-high Batting Average of .329.

Helping the Yankees win five World Series rings, Rolfe accumulated 1,394 Hits.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Short Stop, Third Base
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1931 Season.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1942 Season.

  • Games Played: 1,175
  • Notable Statistics:

    942 Runs Scored
    1,394 Hits
    257 Doubles
    67 Triples
    69 Home Runs
    497 RBI
    44 Stolen Bases
    .289/.360/.413 Slash Line
    28.0 bWAR  

    28 Playoff Games
    17 Runs Scored
    33 Hits
    4 Doubles
    1 Triple
    0 Home Runs
    6 RBI
    0 Stolen Bases
    .284/.336/.672 Slash Line

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939 & 1941)
    All-Star (1937, 1938, 1939 & 1940)
    Most Plate Appearances (1937)
    Most Runs Scored (1939)
    Most Hits (1939)
    Most Doubles (1939)
    Most Triples (1936)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Third Baseman (1935 & 1936)

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