Dizzy Trout Stats

Dizzy Trout was born on Tuesday, June 29, 1915, in Sandcut, Indiana. Trout was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 25, 1939, with the Detroit Tigers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dizzy Trout baseball stats page.

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"One day I was pitching against Washington and the catcher called for a fastball. When it got to the plate, it was so slow that two pigeons were roosting on it. I decided to quit." - Dizzy Trout (The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations, Wayne Stewart, 2007)

Dizzy Trout

Dizzy Trout Autograph on a 1950 Bowman (#134)

Dizzy Trout Autograph on a 1950 Bowman (#134)

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Birth Name:
Paul Howard Trout
Nickname:
Dizzy
Born On:
06-29-1915  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Sandcut, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-28-1972 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Harvey, Illinois
Cemetery:
Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, Illinois
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-25-1939 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-11-1957
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Dizzy Trout Pitching Stats

1939 24 Tigers 33 22 6 9 10 .474 3.61 6 0 2 162.0 716 168 65 82 5 74 5 72 5 4 1 -
1940 25 Tigers 33 10 6 3 7 .300 4.47 1 0 2 100.2 469 125 50 60 4 54 2 64 3 3 0 -
1941 26 Tigers 37 18 11 9 9 .500 3.74 6 1 2 151.2 671 144 63 76 7 84 0 88 4 2 1 -
1942 27 Tigers 35 29 5 12 18 .400 3.43 13 1 0 223.0 965 214 85 98 15 89 1 91 8 4 1 -
1943 28 Tigers 44 30 14 20 12 .625 2.48 18 5 6 246.2 1,019 204 68 83 6 101 1 111 6 0 0 -
1944 29 Tigers 49 40 6 27 14 .659 2.12 33 7 0 352.1 1,421 314 83 104 9 83 4 144 2 4 0 -
1945 30 Tigers 41 31 9 18 15 .545 3.14 18 4 2 246.1 1,041 252 86 108 8 79 2 97 5 0 1 -
1946 31 Tigers 38 32 6 17 13 .567 2.34 23 5 3 276.1 1,142 244 72 85 11 97 5 151 2 3 1 -
1947 32 Tigers 32 26 6 10 11 .476 3.48 9 2 2 186.1 795 186 72 85 6 65 1 74 2 3 1 -
1948 33 Tigers 32 23 6 10 14 .417 3.43 11 2 2 183.2 803 193 70 87 6 73 4 91 3 2 1 -
1949 34 Tigers 33 0 24 3 6 .333 4.40 0 0 3 59.1 261 68 29 35 2 21 1 19 1 0 0 -
1950 35 Tigers 34 20 6 13 5 .722 3.75 11 1 4 184.2 791 190 77 84 13 64 1 88 0 5 0 -
1951 36 Tigers 42 22 17 9 14 .391 4.04 7 0 5 191.2 797 172 86 98 13 75 6 89 4 1 0 -
1952 37 Tigers 10 2 4 1 5 .167 5.33 0 0 1 27.0 128 30 16 16 4 19 8 20 2 0 0 -
1952 37 Red Sox 26 17 7 9 8 .529 3.64 2 0 1 133.2 591 133 54 62 3 68 3 57 3 3 0 -
1957 42 Orioles 2 0 1 0 0 .000 81.08 0 0 0 0.1 5 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
15 Years 521 322 134 170 161 .514 3.23 158 28 35 2,725.2 11,615 2,641 979 1,166 112 1,046 44 1,256 50 34 7 -

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Dizzy Trout Hitting Stats

1939 24 Tigers 35 57 7 12 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 9 2 0 0 1 .211 .224 .281
1940 25 Tigers 33 31 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 9 0 0 0 1 .129 .182 .129
1941 26 Tigers 40 50 5 9 1 1 0 0 5 4 0 10 0 0 0 1 .180 .241 .240
1942 27 Tigers 36 75 9 16 3 0 1 0 7 4 0 16 4 0 0 1 .213 .253 .293
1943 28 Tigers 45 91 9 20 5 0 1 0 6 2 0 8 4 0 0 1 .220 .237 .308
1944 29 Tigers 51 133 18 36 4 1 5 0 24 9 0 28 2 0 0 2 .271 .317 .429
1945 30 Tigers 42 102 11 25 3 2 2 0 11 2 0 23 0 0 0 3 .245 .260 .373
1946 31 Tigers 40 103 7 20 3 0 3 0 10 4 0 34 4 0 0 1 .194 .224 .311
1947 32 Tigers 34 68 5 11 2 1 3 0 15 8 0 19 1 0 0 0 .162 .250 .353
1948 33 Tigers 32 69 6 15 3 0 1 0 2 5 0 14 2 0 0 2 .217 .270 .304
1949 34 Tigers 33 14 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .357
1950 35 Tigers 34 63 6 12 1 1 1 1 10 6 0 20 3 0 0 2 .190 .261 .286
1951 36 Tigers 42 52 6 14 1 0 1 0 7 11 0 13 3 0 1 2 .269 .406 .346
1952 37 Tigers 10 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1952 37 Red Sox 26 44 3 6 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 18 0 0 0 1 .136 .156 .205
1957 42 Orioles 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
15 Years 535 961 99 205 28 7 20 2 110 59 0 226 26 0 1 18 .213 .260 .319

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Dizzy Trout Fielding Stats

1939 Tigers P 33 22 486 30 0.9 26 3 23 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .867 1.44
1940 Tigers P 33 10 302 32 1.0 30 5 25 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.68
1941 Tigers P 37 18 455 39 1.1 37 7 30 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.20
1942 Tigers P 35 29 669 86 2.5 80 24 56 6 6 n/a n/a n/a .930 3.23
1943 Tigers P 44 30 740 91 2.1 87 20 67 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .956 3.17
1944 Tigers P 49 40 1,057 119 2.4 115 21 94 4 8 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.94
1945 Tigers P 41 31 739 87 2.1 78 13 65 9 9 n/a n/a n/a .897 2.85
1946 Tigers P 38 32 829 86 2.3 81 17 64 5 6 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.64
1947 Tigers P 32 26 559 65 2.0 62 22 40 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.99
1948 Tigers P 32 23 551 53 1.7 48 11 37 5 7 n/a n/a n/a .906 2.35
1949 Tigers P 33 0 178 26 0.8 23 4 19 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .885 3.49
1950 Tigers P 34 20 554 58 1.7 58 15 43 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.83
1951 Tigers P 42 22 575 66 1.6 65 18 47 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .985 3.05
1952 Tigers P 10 2 81 12 1.2 11 4 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 3.67
1952 Red Sox P 26 17 401 38 1.5 37 9 28 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.49
1957 Orioles P 2 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 521 322 8,177 888 1.7 838 193 645 50 63 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.77
15 Years 521 322 8,177 888 1.7 838 193 645 50 63 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.77

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Dizzy Trout Miscellaneous Stats

1939 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 6.3 28.5 0.97 4.00 4.11
1940 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 7.8 1.19 5.72 4.83
1941 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 0.0 5.0 10.0 1.05 5.22 4.98
1942 Tigers 1 0 1.000 0 1 n/a 75.0 4.7 10.7 1.02 3.67 3.59
1943 Tigers 2 0 1.000 0 1 n/a 91.0 11.4 15.2 1.10 4.05 3.69
1944 Tigers 2 0 1.000 1 1 n/a 26.6 4.8 5.5 1.73 3.68 2.12
1945 Tigers 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 51.0 4.4 9.3 1.23 3.54 2.89
1946 Tigers 1 1 .500 1 1 n/a 34.3 3.0 10.3 1.56 4.92 3.16
1947 Tigers 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 22.7 3.6 4.5 1.14 3.57 3.14
1948 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 69.0 4.9 34.5 1.25 4.46 3.58
1949 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 14.0 7.0 3.5 0.90 2.88 3.19
1950 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 63.0 3.2 6.3 1.38 4.29 3.12
1951 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 52.0 4.0 7.4 1.19 4.18 3.52
1952 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.05 6.67 6.33
1952 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 44.0 2.4 14.7 0.84 3.84 4.58
1957 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
15 Years 7 2 .778 5 9 n/a 48.1 4.3 8.7 1.20 4.15 3.45

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Dizzy Trout Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1939 Detroit Tigers 15 Undetermined - -
1940 Detroit Tigers 15 Undetermined - Stats
1941 Detroit Tigers 11 Undetermined - -
1942 Detroit Tigers 11 Undetermined - -
1943 Detroit Tigers 11 Undetermined - -
1944 Detroit Tigers 11 Undetermined Stats -
1945 Detroit Tigers 11 Undetermined n/a Stats
1946 Detroit Tigers 11 $28,000.00 - -
1947 Detroit Tigers 11 $25,000.00 Stats -
1948 Detroit Tigers 11 Undetermined - -
1949 Detroit Tigers 11 Undetermined - -
1950 Detroit Tigers 11 Undetermined - -
1951 Detroit Tigers 11 Undetermined - -
1952 Detroit Tigers 11 Undetermined - -
1952 Boston Red Sox 25 Undetermined - -
1957 Baltimore Orioles 24 Undetermined - -
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In 1902, Ed Siever finished the season with a 1.91 earned run average, the lowest in the American League, and the first ERA title won by a Detroit Tigers pitcher. In 1944, Dizzy Trout finished the season with a 2.12 earned run average, the lowest in the American League, and the first ERA title won by a right-handed Detroit Tigers pitcher.

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The Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, PA) | August 24, 1944 | Page Six
Born Paul Howard Trout, Dizzy and Hal Newhouser were an absolutely lethal lefty-righty back-to-back pitching duo. How he became known as Dizzy, might surprise you:

Trout began his baseball career in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1935. A man with a booming voice an and irreverent manner, Paul Trout was nicknamed Dizzy by a local newspaper.

"I figured that by acting a little screwy I could draw extra customers for the club, furnish copy for the newspapers, and make more money for myself," Trout explained years later.

By 1938 he had worked his way up to spring training with Detroit . He arrived on his motorcycle and circled the field a few times before dismounting and report to manager Mickey Cochrane . "That's very nice, Dizzy," Cochrane said. "Now you can keep on going to Toledo."

Source: Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia (Matthew Silverman. Total Sports Publishing. May 2000. Page 1,145.)

Did you know that Steve Trout , a Major League pitcher himself and Dizzy's son, once shared the following anecdote about his father, "Dad got Ted Williams to strike out once with two on and two out, giving him the win, then asked Mr. Williams to sign the ball he struck him out with. Ted glared at him, but signed it anyway and tossed it back to him. As fate would have it, they met up again that season. Dad was pitching again, this time in Fenway, and wouldn't you know it, the circumstances were almost identical. Williams came up again, two outs, two on, only that time he hit a TREMENDOUS home run deep into the seats in right field. As Williams trotted around the bases, he looked over his shoulder at my dad and said, 'I'll sign that son-of-a-bitch too, if you can find it.'"

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