Lou Boudreau Stats

Lou Boudreau was born on Tuesday, July 17, 1917, in Harvey, Illinois. Boudreau was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 9, 1938, 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 Lou Boudreau baseball stats page.

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Lou Boudreau

Lou Boudreau Autograph on a 1990 Pacific Legends Baseball Card (#9 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1990pac02' title='1990 Pacific Legends Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Lou Boudreau Autograph on a 1990 Pacific Legends Baseball Card (#9 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Louis Boudreau
Nickname:
Lou
Born On:
07-17-1917  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Harvey, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-10-2001 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Olympia Fields, Illinois
Cemetery:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Frankfort, Illinois Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Thornton High School (Harvey, IL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-09-1938 (Age 21)
Last Game:
08-24-1952
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Lou Boudreau Pitching Stats

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Lou Boudreau Hitting Stats

1938 21 Indians 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 - 0 - .000 .500 .000
1939 22 Indians 53 225 42 58 15 4 0 0 19 28 - 24 3 - 0 5 .258 .340 .360
1940 23 Indians 155 627 97 185 46 10 9 0 101 73 - 39 4 - 2 23 .295 .370 .443
1941 24 Indians 148 579 95 149 45 8 10 0 56 85 - 57 14 - 3 11 .257 .355 .415
1942 25 Indians 147 506 57 143 18 10 2 0 58 75 - 39 19 - 4 12 .283 .379 .370
1943 26 Indians 152 539 69 154 32 7 3 0 67 90 - 31 20 - 0 12 .286 .388 .388
1944 27 Indians 150 584 91 191 45 5 3 0 67 73 - 39 19 - 5 10 .327 .406 .437
1945 28 Indians 97 345 50 106 24 1 3 0 48 35 - 20 20 - 2 9 .307 .374 .409
1946 29 Indians 140 515 51 151 30 6 6 0 62 40 - 14 15 - 1 11 .293 .345 .410
1947 30 Indians 150 538 79 165 45 3 4 0 67 67 - 10 14 - 4 9 .307 .388 .424
1948 31 Indians 152 560 116 199 34 6 18 1 106 98 - 9 16 - 2 15 .355 .453 .534
1949 32 Indians 134 475 53 135 20 3 4 0 60 70 - 10 12 - 4 19 .284 .381 .364
1950 33 Indians 81 260 23 70 13 2 1 0 29 31 - 5 3 - 1 9 .269 .349 .346
1951 34 Red Sox 82 273 37 73 18 1 5 0 47 30 - 12 4 - 6 10 .267 .353 .396
1952 35 Red Sox 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 0 1 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
15 Years 1,646 6,029 861 1,779 385 66 68 1 789 796 - 309 164 - 34 155 .295 .380 .415

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Lou Boudreau Fielding Stats

1938 Indians 3B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1939 Indians SS 53 53 1,393 301 5.7 287 103 184 14 31 n/a n/a n/a .953 5.56
1940 Indians SS 155 155 3,972 755 4.9 731 277 454 24 116 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.97
1941 Indians SS 147 147 3,743 766 5.2 740 296 444 26 97 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.34
1942 Indians SS 146 144 3,545 733 5.0 707 281 426 26 107 n/a n/a n/a .965 5.38
1943 Indians C 1 0 - 4 4.0 4 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 1.000 0.00
1943 Indians SS 152 150 3,773 841 5.5 816 328 488 25 122 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.84
1944 Indians C 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 18.00
1944 Indians SS 149 148 3,907 874 5.9 855 339 516 19 134 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.91
1945 Indians SS 97 96 2,544 515 5.3 506 217 289 9 73 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.37
1946 Indians SS 139 138 3,553 742 5.3 720 315 405 22 94 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.47
1947 Indians SS 148 147 3,538 794 5.4 780 305 475 14 120 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.95
1948 Indians C 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00
1948 Indians SS 151 150 3,751 800 5.3 780 297 483 20 119 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.61
1949 Indians 1B 6 6 24 44 7.3 44 41 3 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 49.50
1949 Indians 2B 1 0 6 4 4.0 4 2 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1949 Indians 3B 38 37 987 114 3.0 110 34 76 4 13 n/a n/a n/a .965 3.01
1949 Indians SS 88 86 2,064 456 5.2 448 176 272 8 78 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.86
1950 Indians 1B 8 4 132 39 4.9 39 34 5 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.98
1950 Indians 2B 2 0 9 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1950 Indians 3B 2 1 39 4 2.0 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.77
1950 Indians SS 61 61 1,527 292 4.8 288 118 170 4 44 n/a n/a n/a .986 5.09
1951 Red Sox 1B 2 1 27 6 3.0 5 4 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .833 5.00
1951 Red Sox 3B 15 15 396 39 2.6 37 10 27 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.52
1951 Red Sox SS 52 51 1,362 245 4.7 233 80 153 12 45 n/a n/a n/a .951 4.62
1952 Red Sox 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1952 Red Sox SS 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
SS Totals 1,539 1,526 38,675 8,115 5.3 7,892 3,132 4,760 223 1,180 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.51
3B Totals 57 53 1,425 157 2.8 151 47 104 6 18 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.86
1B Totals 16 11 183 89 5.6 88 79 9 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .989 12.98
2B Totals 3 0 15 5 1.7 5 3 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
C Totals 3 0 9 6 2.0 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 18.00
15 Years 1,618 1,590 40,307 8,372 5.2 8,142 3,265 4,877 230 1,205 0 0 0 .973 5.45

Lou Boudreau

Lou Boudreau Miscellaneous Stats

1938 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1939 Indians 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.4 11.8 - - -
1940 Indians 6 3 .667 0 0 n/a 69.7 16.1 6.2 - - -
1941 Indians 9 4 .692 1 0 n/a 57.9 10.2 10.3 - - -
1942 Indians 7 16 .304 2 0 n/a 253.0 13.0 8.7 - - -
1943 Indians 4 7 .364 1 0 n/a 179.7 17.4 8.0 - - -
1944 Indians 11 3 .786 1 0 n/a 194.7 15.0 8.7 - - -
1945 Indians 0 4 .000 0 0 n/a 115.0 17.3 7.2 - - -
1946 Indians 6 7 .462 1 0 n/a 85.8 36.8 8.3 - - -
1947 Indians 1 0 1.000 3 0 n/a 134.5 53.8 8.0 - - -
1948 Indians 3 2 .600 1 0 n/a 31.1 62.2 5.3 - - -
1949 Indians 0 1 .000 4 1 n/a 118.8 47.5 7.9 - - -
1950 Indians 1 2 .333 11 1 n/a 260.0 52.0 9.0 - - -
1951 Red Sox 1 0 1.000 14 0 n/a 54.6 22.8 5.8 - - -
1952 Red Sox 0 0 .000 3 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 1.0 - - -
15 Years 51 50 .505 42 3 n/a 88.7 19.5 7.6 - - -

Lou Boudreau

Lou Boudreau Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1938 Cleveland Indians 34 $1,050.00 - -
1939 Cleveland Indians 5 $4,200.00 - -
1940 Cleveland Indians 5 $5,000.00 Stats -
1941 Cleveland Indians 5 $10,000.00 Stats -
1942 Cleveland Indians 5 $25,000.00 Stats -
1943 Cleveland Indians 5 $25,000.00 Stats -
1944 Cleveland Indians 5 $25,000.00 Stats -
1945 Cleveland Indians 5 $25,000.00 n/a -
1946 Cleveland Indians 5 $25,000.00 - -
1947 Cleveland Indians 5 $25,000.00 Stats -
1948 Cleveland Indians 5 $35,000.00 Stats Stats
1949 Cleveland Indians 5 $60,000.00 - -
1950 Cleveland Indians 5 $60,000.00 - -
1951 Boston Red Sox 4 $20,000.00 - -
1952 Boston Red Sox 4 $35,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Lou Boudreau was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Boudreau was named one of the seven shortstops.

Lou Boudreau and teammate Ken Keltner were partly responsible for stopping the Joe DiMaggio 56-game hitting streak in 1941. Joltin Joe entered the game, on July 17, 1941 , with his streak in tact, and Keltner easily handled the first two grounders, making great defensive stops at third. In his last at-bat, DiMaggio hit a hard ball up the middle, which took a bad hop, but Boudreau barehanded it, started a double play, retired Joe at first, and ended the batting streak .
Lou Boudreau Hall of Fame Plaque
Lou Boudreau | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1970 ( HOF )

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