Augie Galan Stats

Augie Galan was born on Thursday, May 23, 1912, in Berkeley, California. Galan was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 29, 1934, with the Chicago Cubs. 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 Augie Galan baseball stats page.

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" Augie Galan : A solid big league outfielder for 16 seasons, eight of them with the Cubs, Augie Galan once went an an entire season without grounding into a double play. A childhood injury nearly derailed Galan's dreams of playing in the majors, even after he'd prove himself at the highest strata of minor league baseball. In 1935 , Galan was the left fielder for Charlie Grimm's pennant-winning Cubs. Galan batted .314 and led the N.L. with 133 runs scored and 22 stolen bases. In 646 plate appearances, he didn't ground into a single double play... although he did hit into one triple killing. Galan played the first 38 games of the 1936 season before hitting into a DP. The record still stands ." - Author Pete Cava in Tales from the Cubs Dugout (Sports Publishing LLC, 04/01/2002, Page 93)

Augie Galan

Augie Galan Autograph on a 1978 Bowman Reprint Baseball Card (#39)

Augie Galan Autograph on a 1978 Bowman Reprint Baseball Card (#39)

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Birth Name:
August John Galan
Nickname:
Augie
Born On:
05-23-1912  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Berkeley, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-28-1993 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Fairfield, California
Cemetery:
St. Joseph Cemetery, San Pablo, California
High School:
Berkeley High School (Berkeley, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
04-29-1934 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-16-1949
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Augie Galan Pitching Stats

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Augie Galan Hitting Stats

1934 22 Cubs 66 192 31 50 6 2 5 0 22 16 0 15 0 0 0 2 .260 .317 .391
1935 23 Cubs 154 646 133 203 41 11 12 1 79 87 3 53 11 0 4 0 .314 .399 .467
1936 24 Cubs 145 575 74 152 26 4 8 0 81 67 4 50 4 0 3 9 .264 .344 .365
1937 25 Cubs 147 611 104 154 24 10 18 0 78 79 1 48 4 0 1 7 .252 .339 .412
1938 26 Cubs 110 395 52 113 16 9 6 1 69 49 3 17 3 0 2 7 .286 .368 .418
1939 27 Cubs 148 549 104 167 36 8 6 1 71 75 5 26 13 0 4 10 .304 .392 .432
1940 28 Cubs 68 209 33 48 14 2 3 0 22 37 0 23 2 0 0 2 .230 .346 .359
1941 29 Cubs 65 120 18 25 3 0 1 0 13 22 0 10 1 0 0 1 .208 .331 .258
1941 29 Dodgers 17 27 3 7 3 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .259 .333 .370
1942 30 Dodgers 69 209 24 55 16 0 0 0 22 24 1 12 1 0 0 3 .263 .339 .340
1943 31 Dodgers 139 495 83 142 26 3 9 1 67 103 3 39 4 0 2 3 .287 .412 .406
1944 32 Dodgers 151 547 96 174 43 9 12 0 93 101 5 23 4 0 2 8 .318 .426 .495
1945 33 Dodgers 152 576 114 177 36 7 9 0 92 114 1 27 4 0 2 10 .307 .423 .441
1946 34 Dodgers 99 274 53 85 22 5 3 0 38 68 8 21 4 0 2 1 .310 .451 .460
1947 35 Reds 124 392 60 123 18 2 6 1 61 94 11 19 3 0 2 5 .314 .449 .416
1948 36 Reds 54 77 18 22 3 2 2 0 16 26 0 4 2 0 1 2 .286 .471 .455
1949 37 Giants 22 17 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 .059 .273 .118
1949 37 Athletics 12 26 4 8 2 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 1 0 0 1 .308 .486 .385
16 Years 1,742 5,937 1,004 1,706 336 74 100 5 830 979 45 393 62 0 25 72 .287 .390 .419

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Augie Galan Fielding Stats

1934 Cubs 2B 43 35 936 204 4.7 196 90 106 8 16 n/a n/a n/a .961 5.65
1934 Cubs 3B 3 3 81 9 3.0 9 1 8 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1934 Cubs SS 1 0 6 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1935 Cubs LF 154 154 39 371 2.4 363 351 12 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .978 251.31
1936 Cubs CF 136 133 393 455 3.3 446 78 368 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .980 30.64
1936 Cubs LF 8 8 132 13 1.6 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.66
1937 Cubs 2B 8 7 189 45 5.6 43 10 33 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .956 6.14
1937 Cubs CF 6 6 162 21 3.5 21 20 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.50
1937 Cubs LF 134 134 3,513 323 2.4 316 308 8 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.43
1937 Cubs SS 2 0 12 2 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1938 Cubs LF 103 103 2,499 224 2.2 221 211 10 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.39
1939 Cubs LF 145 144 36 305 2.1 296 290 6 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 222.00
1940 Cubs 2B 2 1 30 12 6.0 10 5 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 9.00
1940 Cubs CF 22 22 591 154 7.0 154 152 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.04
1940 Cubs LF 31 30 756 68 2.2 66 62 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.36
1941 Cubs CF 11 9 174 17 1.5 16 16 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.48
1941 Cubs LF 16 12 210 25 1.6 25 23 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.21
1941 Cubs RF 5 3 78 7 1.4 6 6 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 2.08
1941 Dodgers CF 6 5 105 12 2.0 12 11 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.09
1942 Dodgers 1B 4 2 51 31 7.8 31 29 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 16.41
1942 Dodgers 2B 3 1 33 10 3.3 10 6 4 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.18
1942 Dodgers CF 26 19 471 157 6.0 156 154 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .994 8.94
1942 Dodgers LF 20 16 303 34 1.7 34 34 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.03
1942 Dodgers RF 10 8 219 13 1.3 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.60
1943 Dodgers 1B 13 13 345 148 11.4 148 131 17 0 8 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.58
1943 Dodgers CF 96 92 2,397 300 3.1 294 287 7 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.31
1943 Dodgers LF 29 27 675 66 2.3 65 60 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.60
1944 Dodgers 2B 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1944 Dodgers CF 26 23 498 59 2.3 58 56 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.14
1944 Dodgers LF 125 124 2,985 278 2.2 275 267 8 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.49
1944 Dodgers RF 2 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1945 Dodgers 1B 66 64 1,656 599 9.1 592 558 34 7 53 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.65
1945 Dodgers 3B 40 39 1,023 116 2.9 108 29 79 8 5 n/a n/a n/a .931 2.85
1945 Dodgers LF 49 48 1,293 111 2.3 109 106 3 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.28
1946 Dodgers 1B 12 9 246 102 8.5 97 91 6 5 7 n/a n/a n/a .951 10.65
1946 Dodgers 3B 19 16 450 61 3.2 57 23 34 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .934 3.42
1946 Dodgers CF 1 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1946 Dodgers LF 60 47 1,239 108 1.8 101 97 4 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.20
1946 Dodgers RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1947 Reds CF 1 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1947 Reds LF 118 117 2,892 253 2.1 250 248 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.33
1948 Reds LF 1 0 21 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1948 Reds RF 17 14 369 29 1.7 29 29 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
1949 Giants 1B 3 0 18 7 2.3 7 7 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.50
1949 Athletics LF 7 6 132 12 1.7 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1949 Athletics RF 2 1 36 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1949 Giants RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
LF Totals 1,000 970 16,725 2,192 2.2 2,146 2,082 64 46 15 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.46
CF Totals 331 309 4,821 1,175 3.5 1,157 774 383 18 8 n/a n/a n/a .985 6.48
1B Totals 98 88 2,316 887 9.1 875 816 59 12 69 n/a n/a n/a .986 10.20
3B Totals 62 58 1,554 186 3.0 174 53 121 12 8 n/a n/a n/a .935 3.02
2B Totals 58 44 1,194 271 4.7 259 111 148 12 22 n/a n/a n/a .956 5.86
RF Totals 38 26 723 53 1.4 52 52 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 1.94
SS Totals 3 0 18 4 1.3 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
16 Years 1,590 1,495 27,351 4,768 3.0 4,667 3,889 778 101 122 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.61

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Augie Galan Miscellaneous Stats

1934 Cubs 4 1 .800 15 4 n/a 38.4 12.8 8.7 - - -
1935 Cubs 22 15 .595 0 0 n/a 53.8 12.2 8.2 - - -
1936 Cubs 16 12 .571 3 0 n/a 71.9 11.5 7.1 - - -
1937 Cubs 23 19 .548 0 0 n/a 33.9 12.7 7.8 - - -
1938 Cubs 8 6 .571 7 0 n/a 65.8 23.2 5.7 - - -
1939 Cubs 8 4 .667 3 0 n/a 91.5 21.1 7.7 - - -
1940 Cubs 9 2 .818 13 1 n/a 69.7 9.1 9.5 - - -
1941 Cubs 0 0 .000 34 0 n/a 120.0 12.0 9.2 - - -
1941 Dodgers 0 0 .000 11 0 n/a 0.0 27.0 6.8 - - -
1942 Dodgers 2 8 .200 9 0 n/a 0.0 17.4 9.5 - - -
1943 Dodgers 6 12 .333 2 0 n/a 55.0 12.7 7.4 - - -
1944 Dodgers 4 6 .400 4 0 n/a 45.6 23.8 5.9 - - -
1945 Dodgers 13 14 .481 1 0 n/a 64.0 21.3 6.3 - - -
1946 Dodgers 8 2 .800 11 0 n/a 91.3 13.0 7.2 - - -
1947 Reds 0 1 .000 6 0 n/a 65.3 20.6 6.4 - - -
1948 Reds 0 2 .000 35 1 n/a 38.5 19.3 4.8 - - -
1949 Giants 0 0 .000 18 0 n/a 0.0 5.7 8.5 - - -
1949 Athletics 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 13.0 0.0 - - -
16 Years 123 104 .542 175 6 n/a 59.4 15.1 7.2 - - -

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Augie Galan Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1934 Chicago Cubs 31 Undetermined - -
1935 Chicago Cubs 51 Undetermined - Stats
1936 Chicago Cubs 51 Undetermined Stats -
1937 Chicago Cubs 7 Undetermined - -
1938 Chicago Cubs 7 Undetermined - Stats
1939 Chicago Cubs 7 Undetermined - -
1940 Chicago Cubs 7 Undetermined - -
1941 Chicago Cubs 7 Undetermined - Stats
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 24 Undetermined - Stats
1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 24 Undetermined - -
1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 24 Undetermined Stats -
1944 Brooklyn Dodgers 24 Undetermined Stats -
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers 24 Undetermined n/a -
1946 Brooklyn Dodgers 24 Undetermined - -
1947 Cincinnati Reds 23 Undetermined - -
1948 Cincinnati Reds 23 Undetermined - -
1949 New York Giants 29 Undetermined - -
1949 Philadelphia Athletics 34 Undetermined - -
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August John Galan was a Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs (1934-1941), Brooklyn Dodgers (1941-1946), Cincinnati Reds ( 1947 - 1948 ), New York Giants ( 1949 ), and Philadelphia Athletics ( 1949 ). Augie, his nickname, began his career as a switch hitter, however, starting in the latter part of 1943, he only hit left-handed until his retirement.

In 1935 , Augie Galan had 203 hits, the first Cubs switch-hitter with a 200-hit season, and through today, the only Cubs switch-hitter with a 200-hit season ! The closest any Cubbie switch-hitter has gotten to his record since, 181 hits, in 1969 , by Don Kessinger . Do you know what switch-hitter held the record before Augie, 199 hits in 1894 ? [ Answer ]

In 1936 , Augie Galan was sent to the All-Star Game , the starting center fielder for the senior circuit. In the fifth inning, Galan hit a Schoolboy Rowe pitch to deep right field that deflected off the right-field foul pole, into fair territory, the first All-Star home run hit by a Chicago Cubs player !

In 1937 , Augie Galan hit a career high eighteen home runs, including two on June 25 , the first in the bottom of the fourth inning, batting lefty, off Freddie Fitzsimmons , the second in the bottom of the eight inning, batting righty, off Ralph Birkofer , the first National League player to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in the same game !

Augie Galan Home Run History Box Score
Augie Galan | The New York Daily News | June 26, 1937 | Pag 29
Augie Galan wrapped up a sixteen year career in the majors in 1949 , appearing in three Midsummer Classics ( 1936 , 1943 , 1944 ), a two-time stolen base champion ( 1935 , 1937 ) who also led the National League in runs scored in 1935 , and bases on balls in 1943 & 1944 . Known more for his offensive skills, Galan was a very smooth outfielder, leading the league in fielding percentage twice, and four additional top ten appearances.

Last-Modified: April 11, 2020 5:35 AM EST

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