Sammy Byrd Stats

Sammy Byrd was born on Tuesday, October 15, 1907, in Bremen, Georgia. Byrd was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 11, 1929, 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 Sammy Byrd baseball stats page.

"That crash ruined my career. The lighting was poor (in Crosley Field on May 24, 1935) so I couldn't see the wall, but one of the other fielders yelled that I had plenty of room so I went for the ball, hit the wall, hurt my knee and knocked myself out. My knee was never right after that night." - Sammy Byrd in First Night Game Played in Majors (Baseball Digest, May 1975)
Sammy Byrd

Sam Byrd Autograph on a 2011 Panini Limited Cuts Baseball Card (#11/15)
Sam Byrd Autograph on a 2011 Panini Limited Cuts Baseball Card (#11/15)

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Birth Name:
Samuel Dewey Byrd
Nickname:
Babe Ruth's Caddy - Babe Ruth's Legs - Sam
Born On:
10-15-1907  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bremen, Georgia
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-11-1981 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Mesa, Arizona
Cemetery:
Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery, Anniston, Alabama
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
05-11-1929 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-27-1936
Draft:
Not Applicable
Sammy Byrd

Sammy Byrd Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Sammy Byrd

Sammy Byrd Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1929 22 Yankees 62 170 32 53 12 0 5 0 28 28 - 18 4 - 0 - .312 .409 .471
1930 23 Yankees 92 218 46 62 12 2 6 0 31 30 - 18 6 - 0 - .284 .371 .440
1931 24 Yankees 115 248 51 67 18 2 3 0 32 29 - 26 3 - 1 - .270 .349 .395
1932 25 Yankees 105 209 49 62 12 1 8 0 30 30 - 20 4 - 0 - .297 .385 .478
1933 26 Yankees 85 107 26 30 6 1 2 0 11 15 - 12 0 - 0 - .280 .369 .411
1934 27 Yankees 106 191 32 47 8 0 3 0 23 18 - 22 7 - 2 - .246 .318 .335
1935 28 Reds 121 416 51 109 25 4 9 0 52 37 - 51 7 - 0 7 .262 .322 .406
1936 29 Reds 59 141 17 35 8 0 2 1 13 11 - 11 1 - 0 4 .248 .303 .348
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
8 Years 745 1,700 304 465 101 10 38 1 220 198 - 178 32 - 3 11 .274 .350 .412
Sammy Byrd

Sammy Byrd Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1929 Yankees CF 16 7 186 29 1.8 28 27 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.06
1929 Yankees LF 6 5 108 19 3.2 17 14 3 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .895 4.25
1929 Yankees RF 33 29 694 2,382 72.2 2,380 2,311 69 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .999 92.59
1930 Yankees CF 12 6 135 20 1.7 20 20 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1930 Yankees LF 45 32 669 71 1.6 70 68 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.83
1930 Yankees RF 28 16 306 31 1.1 31 31 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.74
1931 Yankees CF 35 30 825 1,105 31.6 1,102 1,101 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .997 36.07
1931 Yankees LF 26 8 220 750 28.8 750 731 19 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 92.05
1931 Yankees RF 34 8 202 701 20.6 699 671 28 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .997 93.43
1932 Yankees CF 69 43 1,152 128 1.9 123 120 3 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.88
1932 Yankees LF 11 0 6 3 0.3 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
1932 Yankees RF 12 1 27 7 0.6 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.00
1933 Yankees CF 16 16 375 51 3.2 51 50 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.67
1933 Yankees LF 22 2 57 14 0.6 13 13 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 6.16
1933 Yankees RF 34 0 36 12 0.4 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1934 Yankees CF 14 7 189 26 1.9 25 25 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 3.57
1934 Yankees LF 26 10 264 35 1.3 34 32 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 3.48
1934 Yankees RF 67 25 545 1,911 28.5 1,911 1,812 99 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 94.67
1935 Reds CF 86 82 2,041 7,028 81.7 7,020 6,801 219 8 8 n/a n/a n/a .999 92.87
1935 Reds LF 32 29 633 68 2.1 67 65 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.86
1936 Reds CF 23 20 499 1,728 75.1 1,727 1,661 66 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .999 93.44
1936 Reds LF 15 10 219 20 1.3 20 20 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.47
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 271 211 5,402 10,115 37.3 10,096 9,805 291 19 10 n/a n/a n/a .998 50.46
RF Totals 208 79 1,810 5,044 24.3 5,040 4,844 196 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .999 75.18
LF Totals 183 96 2,176 980 5.4 974 945 29 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .994 12.09
8 Years 662 386 9,388 16,139 24.4 16,110 15,594 516 29 17 n/a n/a n/a .998 46.33
Sammy Byrd

Sammy Byrd Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1929 Yankees 1 4 .200 8 0 n/a 34.0 9.4 6.1 - - -
1930 Yankees 5 1 .833 6 1 n/a 36.3 12.1 7.0 - - -
1931 Yankees 5 0 1.000 27 0 n/a 82.7 9.5 7.8 - - -
1932 Yankees 1 2 .333 13 3 n/a 26.1 10.5 7.0 - - -
1933 Yankees 0 1 .000 10 8 n/a 53.5 8.9 9.7 - - -
1934 Yankees 1 2 .333 2 7 n/a 63.7 8.7 8.3 - - -
1935 Reds 4 - - 6 0 n/a 46.2 8.2 8.0 - - -
1936 Reds 0 - - 19 3 n/a 70.5 12.8 10.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
8 Years 17 10 .630 91 22 n/a 44.7 9.6 7.7 - - -
Sammy Byrd

Sammy Byrd Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1929 New York Yankees 27 $3,000.00 n/a -
1930 New York Yankees 26 $6,000.00 n/a -
1931 New York Yankees 29 $6,000.00 n/a -
1932 New York Yankees 24 $6,500.00 n/a Stats
1933 New York Yankees 25 $6,000.00 - -
1934 New York Yankees 25 $6,000.00 - -
1935 Cincinnati Reds 12 $3,000.00 - -
1936 Cincinnati Reds 8 $1,800.00 - -


Samuel Dewey Byrd was a Major League Baseball player for the New York Yankees (1929-1934) and Cincinnati Reds (1935-1936). Sammy, his nickname, quit baseball to play golf, winning six PGA events; Greater Greensboro Open (1942), Chicago Victory National Open (1943), New Orleans Open (1944), Philadelphia Inquirer Open Invitational (1944), Texas Open (1945), and Azalea Open (1945).

Did you know that Sammy Byrd is the only former major leaguer who played in a World Series ( 1932 ) and competed in The Masters Tournament? Do you know how Sam received the nickname, Babe Ruth's Legs? The Sporting News included it on one of his baseball cards :
Sammy Byrd Baseball Card
Sammy Byrd | 1991 Conlon TSN Baseball Card (#281) | Baseball Almanac Collection

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