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89. Bob Elliott
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 26, 1916 in San Francisco, CA USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 02, 1939
  • Final Game: September 16, 1953
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1944
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1944
  • TSN All-Star - 1944
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1947
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1947
  • Most Valuable Player - 1947
  • TSN All-Star - 1948
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1950
 
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In this era of the overpriced, overpampered, selfish athlete, we can’t help but like a player who was nicknamed “Mr. Team”.  This isn’t to say that Bob Elliott did not still rack up some impressive individual accolades as he certainly did just that.

Bob Elliott had some solid campaigns for the Pittsburgh Pirates but as this was during World War II many of the great stars was not around for him to compete against.  Elliott would still prove valuable as when the League returned to full strength, he put up his best numbers (as a member of the Boston Braves) and would win the NL MVP in 1947.

At the time of his retirement, Bob Elliott was the all time leader for Home Runs and Slugging for Third Basemen.  This has been surpassed by many since then, but it should not be forgotten what he accomplished during his era.

Should Bob Elliot be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 16.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 58.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 16.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Thursday, 01 January 1959
  • Position: Third Base, Outfield
  • Played For: Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Giants, Boston Braves, St. Louis Browns
  • Major Accolades and Awards: 7 Time All Star (1941, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948 & 1951)
    NL MVP (1) (1947)
    Most Walks (1) (NL) (1948)
  • Other Points of Note: Other Top Ten MVP Finishes (Won the 1947 NL MVP)
    (NL: 1942, 9th), (NL: 1943, 8th) & (NL: 1944, 10th)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Most Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 1960: 0.7
    1962: 0.6
    1964: 2.0
  • Should be Inducted As A: New York Yankee

Should Bob Elliot be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 16.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 58.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 16.7%

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