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Sauer, Hank


From the This Great Game" card back: Cubs fans loved Sauer, and he gave them plenty of reasons. The big slugger hit 30 homers six times, and in 1952 he was the NL Most Valuable Player when he won two-thirds of the Triple Crown. One year he hit 22 of his 31 home runs in Chicago. Often when Sauer would hit a homer, he’d return to his position in left field to a raucous ovation. Fans sometimes tossed packets of his favorite chewless tobacco at him. He was called “The Mayor of Wrigley Field.”


Birth Date: March 17, 1917
Birth Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date: August 24, 2001
Death Location: Burlingame CA, USA
Weight: 198 lb
Height: 6 ft 3 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 9, 1941
Final Game Date: August 17, 1959
Years Played: 16
Games Played: 1,399
At Bats: 4,796
Runs: 709
Hits: 1,278
Doubles: 200
Triples: 19
Home Runs: 288
RBIs: 876
Stolen Bases: 11
Base on Balls: 561
Batting Average: 0.266
Position: Left Fielder

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