Elden Auker Stats

Elden Auker was born on Wednesday, September 21, 1910, in Norcatur, Kansas. Auker was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 10, 1933, 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 Elden Auker baseball stats page.

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"The easiest pitcher I ever caught was Elden Auker. His underhand deliveries came over the plate nice and soft." - Birdie Tebbetts in Baseball Digest (October 1949, Page 11)

Elden Auker

Elden Auker Autograph on a 1991 Play Ball Reprint (#45)

Elden Auker Autograph on a 1991 Play Ball Reprint (#45)

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Birth Name:
Elden Le Roy Auker
Nickname:
Big Six - Submarine
Born On:
09-21-1910  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Norcatur, Kansas
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-04-2006 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Vero Beach, Florida
Cemetery:
Elden "Submarine" Auker Memorial Park, Norcatur, Kansas
High School:
Norcatur High School (Norcatur, KS)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
194
First Game:
08-10-1933 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-20-1942
Draft:
Not Applicable

Elden Auker

Elden Auker Pitching Stats

1933 23 Tigers 15 6 7 3 3 .500 5.24 2 1 0 55.0 251 63 32 34 3 25 - 17 0 2 0 -
1934 24 Tigers 43 18 12 15 7 .682 3.42 10 2 1 205.0 881 234 78 103 9 56 - 86 1 3 1 -
1935 25 Tigers 36 25 6 18 7 .720 3.83 13 2 0 195.0 841 213 83 86 13 61 - 63 2 9 0 -
1936 26 Tigers 35 31 1 13 16 .448 4.89 14 2 0 215.1 970 263 117 140 11 83 - 66 1 3 0 -
1937 27 Tigers 39 32 6 17 9 .654 3.88 19 1 1 252.2 1,081 250 109 127 13 97 - 73 2 6 0 -
1938 28 Tigers 27 24 3 11 10 .524 5.27 12 1 0 160.2 717 184 94 97 14 56 - 46 1 5 0 -
1939 29 Red Sox 31 25 4 9 10 .474 5.36 6 1 0 151.0 697 183 90 108 13 61 - 43 0 1 0 -
1940 30 Browns 38 35 0 16 11 .593 3.96 20 2 0 263.2 1,176 299 116 129 17 96 - 78 0 3 1 -
1941 31 Browns 34 31 1 14 15 .483 5.50 13 0 0 216.0 981 268 132 150 20 85 - 60 2 3 0 -
1942 32 Browns 35 34 0 14 13 .519 4.08 17 2 0 249.0 1,093 273 113 132 16 86 - 62 1 3 1 -
10 Years 333 261 40 130 101 .563 4.42 126 14 2 1,963.1 8,688 2,230 964 1,106 129 706 - 594 10 38 3 -

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Elden Auker Hitting Stats

1933 23 Tigers 15 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 5 1 - 0 - .118 .118 .118
1934 24 Tigers 43 74 3 11 2 0 0 0 8 4 - 28 7 - 0 - .149 .192 .176
1935 25 Tigers 36 74 8 16 3 2 0 0 8 2 - 17 4 - 0 - .216 .237 .311
1936 26 Tigers 35 78 7 24 1 2 0 0 15 7 - 24 7 - 1 - .308 .372 .372
1937 27 Tigers 43 91 14 18 4 2 3 0 16 8 - 36 6 - 0 - .198 .263 .385
1938 28 Tigers 27 57 6 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 - 24 3 - 1 - .088 .161 .088
1939 29 Red Sox 31 53 6 12 1 0 2 0 3 1 - 14 3 - 0 0 .226 .241 .358
1940 30 Browns 38 89 11 19 2 1 1 0 10 9 - 29 1 - 0 1 .213 .286 .292
1941 31 Browns 37 80 8 10 1 1 0 0 5 3 - 27 3 - 0 0 .125 .157 .163
1942 32 Browns 51 87 9 14 1 1 0 0 4 3 - 28 6 - 0 1 .161 .189 .195
10 Years 356 700 73 131 15 9 6 0 72 41 - 232 41 - 2 2 .187 .234 .260

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Elden Auker Fielding Stats

1933 Tigers P 15 6 165 10 0.7 10 1 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1934 Tigers P 43 18 615 64 1.5 62 9 53 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.72
1935 Tigers P 36 25 585 49 1.4 49 5 44 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.26
1936 Tigers P 35 31 646 74 2.1 70 10 60 4 7 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.93
1937 Tigers P 39 32 758 90 2.3 87 15 72 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.10
1938 Tigers P 27 24 482 54 2.0 53 12 41 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.97
1939 Red Sox P 31 25 453 48 1.5 44 9 35 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.62
1940 Browns P 38 35 791 82 2.2 78 27 51 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.66
1941 Browns P 34 31 648 57 1.7 57 14 43 0 6 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.38
1942 Browns P 35 34 747 72 2.1 70 18 52 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.53
P Totals 333 261 5,890 600 1.8 580 120 460 20 38 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.66
10 Years 333 261 5,890 600 1.8 580 120 460 20 38 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.66

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Elden Auker Miscellaneous Stats

1933 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 17.0 0.68 2.78 4.09
1934 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 9.3 1.54 3.78 2.46
1935 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.4 9.3 1.03 2.91 2.82
1936 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 5.2 0.80 2.76 3.47
1937 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 4 n/a 30.3 2.5 5.7 0.75 2.60 3.46
1938 Tigers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 28.5 0.82 2.58 3.14
1939 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 26.5 3.8 17.7 0.70 2.56 3.64
1940 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 89.0 3.1 8.9 0.81 2.66 3.28
1941 Browns 1 0 1.000 0 3 n/a 0.0 3.0 16.0 0.71 2.50 3.54
1942 Browns 0 0 .000 0 16 n/a 0.0 3.1 21.8 0.72 2.24 3.11
10 Years 2 0 1.000 0 23 n/a 116.7 3.0 9.7 0.84 2.72 3.24

Elden Auker

Elden Auker Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1933 Detroit Tigers 14 $2,400.00 - -
1934 Detroit Tigers 13 $2,400.00 - Stats
1935 Detroit Tigers 13 $5,000.00 - Stats
1936 Detroit Tigers 13 $10,000.00 - -
1937 Detroit Tigers 12 $7,500.00 - -
1938 Detroit Tigers 12 $13,500.00 - -
1939 Boston Red Sox 13 $13,500.00 - -
1940 St. Louis Browns 18 $9,000.00 - -
1941 St. Louis Browns 18 $12,000.00 - -
1942 St. Louis Browns 18 $10,000.00 - -
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Did you know that hall of fame hurler Bob Feller hit his first major league home run off Auker saying "He found my bat, somehow" then described his pitching motion (SI.com, 08/04/2006) with, "He threw it from about as low as you could go without untying your shoes. Any lower and you'd scrape your knuckles on the pitching rubber."

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