Bobby Avila Stats

Bobby Avila was born on Wednesday, April 2, 1924, in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. Avila was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 30, 1949, with the Cleveland Indians. 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 Bobby Avila baseball stats page.

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"Like Bob Lemon, Al Rosen, and Bob Feller, Mexico's Bobby Avila was one of Cleveland's true stars of the 1950s. That status was remarkable considering that Avila was a professional soccer player - and dreamed of being a bull fighter - before he learned how to play baseball from a book authored by former big league pitcher Jack Coombs." - Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia (Total/Sports Illustrated, 2000)

Bobby Avila

Bobby Avila Autograph on a 1954 Bowman (#68)

Bobby Avila Autograph on a 1954 Bowman (#68)

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Birth Name:
Roberto Francisco Ávila González
Nickname:
Beto - Bobby
Born On:
04-02-1924  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-26-2004 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Cemetery:
San Pedro & San Pablo Columbarium, Veracruz, Mexico
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
04-30-1949 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-29-1959
Draft:
Not Applicable

Bobby Avila

Bobby Avila Pitching Stats

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Bobby Avila Hitting Stats

1949 25 Indians 31 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 - 0 1 .214 .267 .214
1950 26 Indians 80 201 39 60 10 2 1 0 21 29 0 17 8 - 1 8 .299 .390 .383
1951 27 Indians 141 542 76 165 21 3 10 0 58 60 0 31 13 - 0 16 .304 .374 .410
1952 28 Indians 150 597 102 179 26 11 7 0 45 67 1 36 19 - 1 16 .300 .371 .415
1953 29 Indians 141 559 85 160 22 3 8 0 55 58 2 27 14 - 2 18 .286 .355 .379
1954 30 Indians 143 555 112 189 27 2 15 1 67 59 1 31 19 4 1 9 .341 .402 .477
1955 31 Indians 141 537 83 146 22 4 13 0 61 82 1 47 18 4 2 17 .272 .368 .400
1956 32 Indians 138 513 74 115 14 2 10 1 54 70 0 68 8 1 5 12 .224 .323 .318
1957 33 Indians 129 463 60 124 19 3 5 0 48 46 2 47 16 2 1 10 .268 .334 .354
1958 34 Indians 113 375 54 95 21 3 5 0 30 55 0 45 12 2 1 5 .253 .349 .365
1959 35 Orioles 20 47 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 5 .170 .235 .170
1959 35 Red Sox 22 45 7 11 0 0 3 0 6 6 0 11 0 0 0 3 .244 .333 .444
1959 35 Braves 51 172 29 41 3 2 3 1 19 24 0 31 7 1 0 1 .238 .330 .331
11 Years 1,300 4,620 725 1,296 185 35 80 3 467 561 7 399 134 14 14 121 .281 .359 .388

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Bobby Avila Fielding Stats

1949 Indians 2B 5 1 15 12 2.4 12 5 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 21.60
1950 Indians 2B 62 52 1,449 293 4.7 288 153 135 5 46 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.37
1950 Indians SS 2 0 19 6 3.0 6 4 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.53
1951 Indians 2B 136 135 3,607 780 5.7 766 349 417 14 87 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.73
1952 Indians 2B 149 147 3,945 814 5.5 786 355 431 28 81 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.38
1953 Indians 2B 140 139 3,642 802 5.7 791 346 445 11 114 n/a n/a n/a .986 5.86
1954 Indians 2B 141 139 3,673 781 5.5 762 356 406 19 100 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.60
1954 Indians SS 7 0 75 11 1.6 9 5 4 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .818 3.24
1955 Indians 2B 141 139 3,709 703 5.0 690 348 342 13 108 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.02
1956 Indians 2B 135 130 3,462 689 5.1 673 322 351 16 83 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.25
1957 Indians 2B 107 105 2,745 543 5.1 534 280 254 9 72 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.25
1957 Indians 3B 16 13 375 31 1.9 29 13 16 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.09
1958 Indians 2B 82 71 1,916 357 4.4 352 175 177 5 62 n/a n/a n/a .986 4.96
1958 Indians 3B 33 25 580 70 2.1 66 18 48 4 6 n/a n/a n/a .943 3.07
1959 Orioles 2B 8 2 111 20 2.5 19 9 10 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .950 4.62
1959 Orioles 3B 1 0 4 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1959 Orioles LF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1959 Orioles RF 9 9 174 12 1.3 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
1959 Red Sox 2B 11 9 264 40 3.6 39 19 20 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .975 3.99
1959 Braves 2B 51 45 1,232 242 4.7 234 103 131 8 21 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.13
2B Totals 1,168 1,114 29,770 6,076 5.2 5,946 2,820 3,126 130 785 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.39
3B Totals 50 38 959 102 2.0 96 31 65 6 8 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.70
SS Totals 9 0 94 17 1.9 15 9 6 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .882 4.31
RF Totals 9 9 174 12 1.3 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
LF Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
11 Years 1,237 1,161 31,003 6,207 5.0 6,069 2,872 3,197 138 796 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.29

Bobby Avila

Bobby Avila Miscellaneous Stats

1949 Indians 0 0 .000 10 16 n/a 0.0 4.7 4.7 - - -
1950 Indians 5 0 1.000 7 14 n/a 201.0 11.8 9.6 - - -
1951 Indians 14 8 .636 5 0 n/a 54.2 17.5 9.3 - - -
1952 Indians 12 10 .545 2 1 n/a 85.3 16.6 13.3 - - -
1953 Indians 10 8 .556 2 0 n/a 69.9 20.7 10.2 - - -
1954 Indians 9 7 .563 2 1 n/a 37.0 17.9 8.3 - - -
1955 Indians 1 4 .200 1 0 n/a 41.3 11.4 8.8 - - -
1956 Indians 17 4 .810 5 1 n/a 51.3 7.5 9.5 - - -
1957 Indians 2 4 .333 8 0 n/a 92.6 9.9 9.6 - - -
1958 Indians 5 7 .417 15 1 n/a 75.0 8.3 12.5 - - -
1959 Orioles 0 0 .000 3 2 n/a 0.0 9.4 0.0 - - -
1959 Red Sox 0 0 .000 9 2 n/a 15.0 4.1 7.5 - - -
1959 Braves 3 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 57.3 5.5 9.1 - - -
11 Years 78 52 .600 71 38 n/a 57.8 11.6 9.9 - - -

Bobby Avila

Bobby Avila Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1949 Cleveland Indians 1 $7,500.00 - -
1950 Cleveland Indians 1 $7,500.00 - -
1951 Cleveland Indians 1 $11,000.00 - -
1952 Cleveland Indians 1 $17,000.00 Stats -
1953 Cleveland Indians 1 $15,000.00 - -
1954 Cleveland Indians 1 $18,000.00 Stats Stats
1955 Cleveland Indians 1 $27,500.00 Stats -
1956 Cleveland Indians 1 $24,500.00 - -
1957 Cleveland Indians 1 $21,000.00 - -
1958 Cleveland Indians 1 $20,000.00 - -
1959 Baltimore Orioles 8 $22,500.00 - -
1959 Boston Red Sox 12 "     " - -
1959 Milwaukee Braves 11 "     " - -
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Did you know that Bobby Avila was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players ever? As part of the club’s 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2001, a panel of veteran baseball writers, historians and executives selected a roster of the Top 100 Greatest Indians and Avila was named one of the nine second basemen.

Bobby Avila Batting Champion
Bobby Avila Newspaper Clipping | The Times Standard | December 22, 1954 | Page 15
In 1954 , Hank Bauer slid into second base, breaking the thumb of Bobby Avila. Despite the injury, Avila swung a sweet bat, saying, "I started to hit well early, and once you're hitting well you build confidence. I felt like I could hit anybody." Beto did hit everybody that year, winning a batting championship , the first Latin-born player to win a Major League batting title , the last Cleveland Indians hitter to lead the American League in batting average .

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