Vern Bickford Stats

Vern Bickford was born on Tuesday, August 17, 1920, in Hellier, Kentucky. Bickford was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 24, 1948, with the Boston Braves. 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 Vern Bickford baseball stats page.

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"And another thing - all that talk about (Warren) Spahn and (Johnny) Sain and two days of rain is bunk. Sure, they pitched fine ball, but so did Vern Bickford and Bill Voiselle, yet nobody ever gave those two any credit." - Catcher Phil Masi in Baseball Digest (Art Ahrens, February 1978)

Vern Bickford


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Birth Name:
Vernon Edgell Bickford
Nickname:
Vern
Born On:
08-17-1920  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Hellier, Kentucky
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-06-1960 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Richmond, Virginia
Cemetery:
Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, New Canton, Virginia
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
04-24-1948 (Age 27)
Last Game:
04-24-1954
Draft:
Not Applicable

Vern Bickford

Vern Bickford Pitching Stats

1948 28 Braves 33 22 5 11 5 .688 3.27 10 1 1 146.0 625 125 53 59 9 63 - 60 0 3 0 -
1949 29 Braves 37 36 1 16 11 .593 4.25 15 2 0 230.2 1,026 246 109 125 20 106 - 101 3 6 1 -
1950 30 Braves 40 39 1 19 14 .576 3.47 27 2 0 311.2 1,325 293 120 135 25 122 - 126 5 6 1 -
1951 31 Braves 25 20 5 11 9 .550 3.12 12 3 0 164.2 697 146 57 68 7 76 - 76 0 6 0 -
1952 32 Braves 26 22 3 7 12 .368 3.74 7 1 0 161.1 690 165 67 73 7 64 - 62 4 2 0 -
1953 33 Braves 20 9 8 2 5 .286 5.28 2 0 1 58.0 258 60 34 35 8 35 - 25 2 2 1 -
1954 34 Orioles 1 1 0 0 1 .000 9.00 0 0 0 4.0 20 5 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
7 Years 182 149 23 66 57 .537 3.71 73 9 2 1,076.1 4,641 1,040 444 500 76 467 0 450 14 25 3 -

Vern Bickford

Vern Bickford Hitting Stats

1948 28 Braves 33 49 3 10 2 0 0 0 7 2 - 12 6 - 0 1 .204 .235 .245
1949 29 Braves 37 81 7 15 0 0 0 0 8 2 - 20 10 - 0 4 .185 .205 .185
1950 30 Braves 40 116 9 16 0 0 0 0 6 3 - 24 9 - 0 0 .138 .160 .138
1951 31 Braves 25 52 1 6 1 0 0 0 4 2 - 12 6 - 0 2 .115 .148 .135
1952 32 Braves 26 51 2 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 - 9 5 - 0 2 .176 .176 .196
1953 33 Braves 20 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 7 1 - 0 1 .067 .125 .067
1954 34 Orioles 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
7 Years 182 365 23 57 4 0 0 0 28 10 - 85 37 0 0 10 .156 .179 .167

Vern Bickford

Vern Bickford Fielding Stats

1948 Braves P 33 22 438 29 0.9 28 6 22 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.73
1949 Braves P 37 36 692 58 1.6 57 7 50 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.22
1950 Braves P 40 39 935 73 1.8 71 26 45 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.05
1951 Braves P 25 20 494 53 2.1 52 14 38 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.84
1952 Braves P 26 22 484 45 1.7 44 12 32 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.45
1953 Braves P 20 9 174 17 0.9 17 3 14 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.64
1954 Orioles P 1 1 12 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
P Totals 182 149 3,229 276 1.5 270 68 202 6 19 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.26
7 Years 182 149 3,229 276 1.5 270 68 202 6 19 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.26

Vern Bickford

Vern Bickford Miscellaneous Stats

1948 Braves 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.1 7.0 0.95 3.70 3.88
1949 Braves 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.1 10.1 0.95 3.94 4.14
1950 Braves 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 19.3 1.03 3.64 3.52
1951 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 13.0 1.00 4.15 4.15
1952 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.7 17.0 0.97 3.46 3.57
1953 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.71 3.88 5.43
1954 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 2.25
7 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 13.0 0.96 3.76 3.90

Vern Bickford

Vern Bickford Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1948 Boston Braves 24 Undetermined - Stats
1949 Boston Braves 24 Undetermined Stats -
1950 Boston Braves 24 Undetermined - -
1951 Boston Braves 24 Undetermined - -
1952 Boston Braves 24 Undetermined - -
1953 Milwaukee Braves 24 Undetermined - -
1954 Baltimore Orioles 24 Undetermined - -
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