Sam Jethroe Stats

Sam Jethroe was born on Sunday, January 20, 1918, in East St. Louis, Illinois. Jethroe was 32 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1950, 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 Sam Jethroe baseball stats page.

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"He (Sam Jethroe) was the fastest human being I've ever seen, said the Dodgers' Don Newcombe , the first outstanding black pitcher in the majors and Jethroe's one time teammate on the Dodgers' Montreal Royals farm team, for whom Jethroe stole 89 bases in 1949." - Columnist Richard Goldstein in The New York Times (06/19/2001, 'Sam Jethroe Is Dead At 83; Was Oldest Rookie Of The Year', Source )

Sam Jethroe

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Sam "The Jet" Jethroe Autograph on a 1993 Ted Williams Card (#137)

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Birth Name:
Samuel Jethroe
Nickname:
Jet or The Jet
Born On:
01-20-1918  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
East St. Louis, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-16-2001 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Erie, Pennsylvania
Cemetery:
Erie Cemetery, Erie, Pennsylvania
High School:
Lincoln High School (East St. Louis, IL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
178
First Game:
04-18-1950 (Age 32)
Last Game:
04-15-1954
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Sam Jethroe Pitching Stats

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Sam Jethroe Hitting Stats

1950 32 Braves 141 582 100 159 28 8 18 0 58 52 1 93 3 0 5 8 .273 .338 .442
1951 33 Braves 148 572 101 160 29 10 18 0 65 57 1 88 4 0 11 7 .280 .356 .460
1952 34 Braves 151 608 79 141 23 7 13 1 58 68 7 112 3 0 9 8 .232 .318 .357
1954 36 Pirates 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
4 Years 442 1,763 280 460 80 25 49 1 181 177 9 293 10 0 25 23 .261 .337 .418

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Sam Jethroe Fielding Stats

1950 Braves CF 141 140 3,639 384 2.7 372 355 17 12 6 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.76
1951 Braves CF 126 125 3,309 342 2.7 337 320 18 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.76
1951 Braves LF 13 11 312 37 2.8 33 33 0 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .892 2.86
1951 Braves RF 3 3 75 8 2.7 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.88
1952 Braves CF 151 150 4,059 436 2.9 423 413 10 13 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.81
1954 Pirates RF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
CF Totals 418 415 11,007 1,162 2.8 1,132 1,088 45 31 13 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.78
LF Totals 13 11 312 37 2.8 33 33 0 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .892 2.86
RF Totals 4 3 81 9 2.3 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
4 Years 435 429 11,400 1,208 2.8 1,174 1,130 45 35 13 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.78

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Sam Jethroe Miscellaneous Stats

1950 Braves 35 9 .795 0 0 n/a 32.3 6.3 10.0 - - -
1951 Braves 35 5 .875 6 3 n/a 31.8 6.5 8.8 - - -
1952 Braves 28 9 .757 0 2 n/a 46.8 5.4 10.5 - - -
1954 Pirates 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
4 Years 98 23 .810 8 5 n/a 36.0 6.0 9.7 - - -

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Sam Jethroe Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1950 Boston Braves 5 $5,000.00 - -
1951 Boston Braves 5 $6,500.00 - -
1952 Boston Braves 5 $6,100.00 - -
1954 Pittsburgh Pirates 20 $5,500.00 - -
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Did you know that when Sam Jethroe won the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 1950, he was the oldest player (32) to receive the honor? The Jet still holds the record and the closest threat was Kazuhiro Sasaki (just 33-days younger than Jet when he won in 2000).

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