George Lerchen was born on Friday, December 1, 1922, in Detroit, Michigan. Lerchen was 29 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1952, with the Detroit Tigers. 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 George Lerchen baseball stats page.
"George Lerchen, of all people, was the only ray of hope for the Detroit Tigers today as they licked their wounds in the darkness of the American League cellar. Lerchen, 29, has been kicking around the Tiger farm system for 10 years. It was conceded that this was his last chance to make the grade and as of today, he seemed to be making it." - The Traverse City Record-Eagle (05/08/1952, Traverse City, Michigan, 'Lerchen Only Bright Spot', Page 17)
George Lerchen Autograph on a 1952 Topps (#710)
George Lerchen Pitching Stats
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Did you know that George Lerchen was primarily used as a pinch hitter / backup outfielder during his big league tenure and when he did field, he did well, posting a perfect 1.000 career fielding percentage in his eight outfield appearances (across sixteen career chances)?
George Lerchen also played in the Minor Leagues for twelve seasons; 1941 through 1942 then 1946 through 1956, the missing seasons (1943 through 1945) were when he was serving his country in the United States Navy during World War II.
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