Joe Beggs Stats

Joe Beggs was born on Friday, November 4, 1910, in Rankin, Pennsylvania. Beggs was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1938, with the New York Yankees. 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 Joe Beggs baseball stats page.

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"It was during 1938 spring training that Beggs's signature pitch, a sinker, was given the moniker 'iron ball' by none other than Lou Gehrig . In describing how hard Beggs's pitches were to hit for any distance, Gehrig commented, 'It looks like one of those old-time cannon balls of iron when your bat hits it.'" - Baseball Historian Mike Harvey (SABR Baseball Biography Project, "Joe Beggs", Source )

Joe Beggs

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Joe "Fireman" Beggs Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats (#20)

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Birth Name:
Joseph Stanley Beggs
Nickname:
Joe or Fireman
Born On:
11-04-1910  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Rankin, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-19-1983 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Cemetery:
Hebron Cemetery, Madison, Indiana
High School:
Woodlawn High School (Aliquippa, PA)
College:
Geneva College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
182
First Game:
04-19-1938 (Age 27)
Last Game:
04-24-1948
Draft:
Not Applicable

Joe Beggs

Joe Beggs Pitching Stats

1938 28 Yankees 14 9 3 3 2 .600 5.40 4 0 0 58.1 257 69 35 41 7 20 - 8 0 0 1 -
1940 30 Reds 37 1 27 12 3 .800 2.00 0 0 7 76.2 305 68 17 19 1 21 - 25 0 1 0 -
1941 31 Reds 37 0 27 4 3 .571 3.79 0 0 5 57.0 258 57 24 29 2 27 - 19 1 0 0 -
1942 32 Reds 38 0 30 6 5 .545 2.13 0 0 8 88.2 361 65 21 28 4 33 - 24 2 1 2 -
1943 33 Reds 39 4 26 7 6 .538 2.34 4 2 6 115.1 479 121 30 38 0 25 - 28 0 0 0 -
1944 34 Reds 1 1 0 1 0 1.000 2.00 1 0 0 9.0 36 8 2 2 0 0 - 2 0 0 0 -
1946 36 Reds 28 22 4 12 10 .545 2.32 14 2 1 190.0 760 175 49 63 15 39 - 38 0 1 0 -
1947 37 Reds 11 4 2 0 3 .000 5.29 0 0 0 32.1 140 42 19 26 4 6 - 11 0 0 0 -
1947 37 Giants 32 0 8 3 3 .500 4.23 0 0 2 66.0 296 81 31 38 6 18 - 23 1 1 0 -
1948 38 Giants 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 0.1 3 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 -
9 Years 238 41 127 48 35 .578 2.96 23 4 29 693.2 2,895 688 228 284 39 189 - 178 4 4 3 -

Joe Beggs

Joe Beggs Hitting Stats

1938 28 Yankees 14 20 2 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 - 3 0 - 0 - .250 .286 .300
1940 30 Reds 37 21 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 1 - 0 0 .190 .190 .190
1941 31 Reds 37 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 2 0 - 0 0 .300 .364 .300
1942 32 Reds 38 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 1 - 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1943 33 Reds 39 35 4 5 0 0 0 0 4 2 - 10 2 - 0 0 .143 .189 .143
1944 34 Reds 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1946 36 Reds 28 63 4 14 2 0 0 0 2 4 - 17 7 - 0 0 .222 .269 .254
1947 37 Reds 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 3 1 - 0 0 .091 .091 .091
1947 37 Giants 32 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 4 2 - 0 0 .077 .077 .077
1948 38 Giants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
9 Years 238 198 14 33 3 0 0 0 11 8 - 48 14 - 0 1 .167 .199 .182

Joe Beggs

Joe Beggs Fielding Stats

1938 Yankees P 14 9 175 20 1.4 20 1 19 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.09
1940 Reds P 37 1 230 26 0.7 26 6 20 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.05
1941 Reds P 37 0 171 16 0.4 15 3 12 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.37
1942 Reds P 38 0 266 37 1.0 37 6 31 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.76
1943 Reds P 39 4 346 35 0.9 35 5 30 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.73
1944 Reds P 1 1 27 3 3.0 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1946 Reds P 28 22 570 57 2.0 56 11 45 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.65
1947 Reds P 11 4 97 10 0.9 10 1 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.78
1947 Giants P 32 0 198 16 0.5 16 5 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.18
1948 Giants P 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 238 41 2,081 220 0.9 218 39 179 2 14 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.83
9 Years 238 41 2,081 220 0.9 218 39 179 2 14 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.83

Joe Beggs

Joe Beggs Miscellaneous Stats

1938 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.7 10.0 0.40 1.23 3.09
1940 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.2 0.0 1.19 2.93 2.47
1941 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 10.0 0.70 3.00 4.26
1942 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 0.0 0.73 2.44 3.35
1943 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 8.8 1.12 2.18 1.95
1944 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.00 2.00 0.00
1946 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 31.5 0.97 1.80 1.85
1947 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 5.5 1.83 3.06 1.67
1947 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 0.0 1.28 3.14 2.45
1948 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
9 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.1 18.0 0.94 2.31 2.45

Joe Beggs

Joe Beggs Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1938 New York Yankees 22 $3,600.00 - -
1940 Cincinnati Reds 36 , 43 Undetermined - Stats
1941 Cincinnati Reds 43 Undetermined - -
1942 Cincinnati Reds 43 Undetermined - -
1943 Cincinnati Reds 43 Undetermined - -
1944 Cincinnati Reds 43 Undetermined - -
1946 Cincinnati Reds 43 Undetermined - -
1947 Cincinnati Reds 43 Undetermined - -
1947 New York Giants 33 Undetermined - -
1948 New York Giants 33 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that when Joe Beggs was a member of the 1940 World Series champion Cincinnati Reds team that defeated the Detroit Tigers in seven games (he pitched one inning in Game 3 ) he was also the National League saves leader ?

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