Joe Medwick Stats

Joe Medwick was born on Friday, November 24, 1911, in Carteret, New Jersey. Medwick was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1932, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Joe Medwick baseball stats page.

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Joe Medwick

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Joe "Ducky" Medwick Autograph on a 1961 Fleer Baseball Greats Baseball Card (#61)

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Birth Name:
Joseph Michael Medwick
Nickname:
Ducky - Joe - Muscles
Born On:
11-24-1911  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Carteret, New Jersey
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-21-1975 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
St. Petersburg, Florida
Cemetery:
St. Lucas Cemetery, Sunset Hills, Missouri Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Carteret High School (Carteret, NJ)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
187
First Game:
09-02-1932 (Age 20)
Last Game:
07-25-1948
Draft:
Not Applicable

Joe Medwick

Joe Medwick Pitching Stats

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Joe Medwick Hitting Stats

1932 21 Cardinals 26 106 13 37 12 1 2 0 12 2 0 10 0 0 1 2 .349 .367 .538
1933 22 Cardinals 148 595 92 182 40 10 18 0 98 26 5 56 3 0 2 15 .306 .337 .497
1934 23 Cardinals 149 620 110 198 40 18 18 1 106 21 3 83 4 0 1 15 .319 .343 .529
1935 24 Cardinals 154 634 132 224 46 13 23 0 126 30 1 59 2 0 4 15 .353 .386 .576
1936 25 Cardinals 155 636 115 223 64 13 18 0 138 34 2 33 3 0 4 14 .351 .387 .577
1937 26 Cardinals 156 633 111 237 56 10 31 1 154 41 12 50 1 0 2 11 .374 .414 .641
1938 27 Cardinals 146 590 100 190 47 8 21 0 122 42 6 41 0 0 2 21 .322 .369 .536
1939 28 Cardinals 150 606 98 201 48 8 14 0 117 45 6 44 14 0 2 15 .332 .380 .507
1940 29 Cardinals 37 158 21 48 12 0 3 0 20 6 0 8 0 0 0 8 .304 .329 .437
1940 29 Dodgers 106 423 62 127 18 12 14 1 66 26 3 28 0 0 3 11 .300 .345 .499
1941 30 Dodgers 133 538 100 171 33 10 18 0 88 38 7 35 2 0 1 20 .318 .364 .517
1942 31 Dodgers 142 553 69 166 37 4 4 0 96 32 8 25 2 0 0 15 .300 .338 .403
1943 32 Dodgers 48 173 13 47 10 0 0 0 25 10 3 8 0 0 1 4 .272 .315 .329
1943 32 Giants 78 324 41 91 20 3 5 0 45 9 3 14 3 0 0 13 .281 .300 .407
1944 33 Giants 128 490 64 165 24 3 7 0 85 38 7 24 6 0 1 12 .337 .386 .441
1945 34 Giants 26 92 14 28 4 0 3 0 11 2 0 2 3 0 0 3 .304 .319 .446
1945 34 Braves 66 218 17 62 13 0 0 0 26 12 2 12 0 0 1 6 .284 .325 .344
1946 35 Dodgers 41 77 7 24 4 0 2 0 18 6 3 5 1 0 1 1 .312 .369 .442
1947 36 Cardinals 75 150 19 46 12 0 4 0 28 16 4 12 0 0 0 3 .307 .373 .467
1948 37 Cardinals 20 19 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 .211 .250 .211
17 Years 1,984 7,635 1,198 2,471 540 113 205 3 1,383 437 75 551 44 0 26 205 .324 .362 .505

Joe Medwick

Joe Medwick Fielding Stats

1932 Cardinals CF 19 19 501 155 8.2 153 151 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 8.25
1932 Cardinals LF 7 7 177 212 30.3 212 212 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 32.34
1933 Cardinals LF 147 147 438 342 2.3 335 318 17 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 20.65
1934 Cardinals LF 144 144 423 287 2.0 276 273 3 11 10 n/a n/a n/a .962 17.62
1934 Cardinals RF 5 5 108 11 2.2 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.75
1935 Cardinals LF 154 153 3,927 373 2.4 360 352 8 13 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.48
1936 Cardinals LF 155 154 4,353 389 2.5 383 367 16 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.38
1937 Cardinals LF 156 156 456 342 2.2 338 329 9 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 20.01
1938 Cardinals LF 144 144 426 351 2.4 342 330 12 9 6 n/a n/a n/a .974 21.68
1939 Cardinals LF 149 149 3,903 331 2.2 323 313 10 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.23
1940 Cardinals LF 37 37 840 83 2.2 82 81 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.64
1940 Dodgers LF 103 102 2,712 252 2.4 247 240 7 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.46
1941 Dodgers LF 131 130 3,477 286 2.2 281 270 11 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.18
1942 Dodgers LF 140 136 387 295 2.1 292 287 5 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .990 20.37
1943 Dodgers LF 42 39 993 69 1.6 67 65 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.82
1943 Giants 1B 3 2 48 27 9.0 27 26 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 15.19
1943 Giants LF 74 75 1,998 169 2.3 167 157 10 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.26
1944 Giants LF 122 121 3,141 300 2.5 298 290 8 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.56
1945 Giants LF 23 21 564 48 2.1 47 46 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.25
1945 Braves 1B 15 14 291 127 8.5 127 124 3 0 6 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.78
1945 Braves LF 38 38 819 85 2.2 85 78 7 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.80
1946 Dodgers 1B 1 1 18 10 10.0 8 8 0 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .800 12.00
1946 Dodgers LF 18 14 327 30 1.7 30 30 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.48
1947 Cardinals LF 5 5 54 4 0.8 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1947 Cardinals RF 38 31 489 55 1.4 55 52 3 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.04
LF Totals 1,789 1,772 29,415 4,248 2.4 4,169 4,042 127 79 33 n/a n/a n/a .981 3.83
RF Totals 43 36 597 66 1.5 66 63 3 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.98
1B Totals 19 17 357 164 8.6 162 158 4 2 9 n/a n/a n/a .988 12.25
CF Totals 19 19 501 155 8.2 153 151 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 8.25
16 Years 1,870 1,844 30,870 4,633 2.5 4,550 4,414 136 83 45 n/a n/a n/a .982 3.98

Joe Medwick

Joe Medwick Miscellaneous Stats

1932 Cardinals 3 1 .750 0 0 n/a 53.0 10.6 8.8 - - -
1933 Cardinals 5 1 .833 1 0 n/a 33.1 10.6 6.1 - - -
1934 Cardinals 3 1 .750 0 0 n/a 34.4 7.5 5.8 - - -
1935 Cardinals 4 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 27.6 10.7 5.0 - - -
1936 Cardinals 3 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 35.3 19.3 4.6 - - -
1937 Cardinals 4 5 .444 0 0 n/a 20.4 12.7 4.1 - - -
1938 Cardinals 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 28.1 14.4 4.8 - - -
1939 Cardinals 6 1 .857 1 0 n/a 43.3 13.8 5.2 - - -
1940 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 52.7 19.8 7.9 - - -
1940 Dodgers 2 6 .250 3 0 n/a 30.2 15.1 6.4 - - -
1941 Dodgers 2 3 .400 2 0 n/a 29.9 15.4 6.1 - - -
1942 Dodgers 2 6 .250 2 0 n/a 138.3 22.1 5.8 - - -
1943 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 6 0 n/a 0.0 21.6 6.9 - - -
1943 Giants 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 64.8 23.1 7.2 - - -
1944 Giants 2 5 .286 6 0 n/a 70.0 20.4 5.8 - - -
1945 Giants 2 0 1.000 3 0 n/a 30.7 46.0 8.4 - - -
1945 Braves 3 0 1.000 14 0 n/a 0.0 18.2 8.4 - - -
1946 Dodgers 0 0 .000 22 0 n/a 38.5 15.4 4.3 - - -
1947 Cardinals 0 0 .000 32 0 n/a 37.5 12.5 5.4 - - -
1948 Cardinals 0 0 .000 20 0 n/a 0.0 9.5 9.5 - - -
17 Years 42 29 .592 115 0 n/a 37.2 13.9 5.5 - - -

Joe Medwick

Joe Medwick Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1932 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $3,750.00 n/a -
1933 St. Louis Cardinals 7 $4,500.00 - -
1934 St. Louis Cardinals 7 $5,000.00 Stats Stats
1935 St. Louis Cardinals 7 $6,000.00 Stats -
1936 St. Louis Cardinals 7 $7,000.00 Stats -
1937 St. Louis Cardinals 7 $10,000.00 Stats -
1938 St. Louis Cardinals 7 $20,000.00 Stats -
1939 St. Louis Cardinals 7 $18,000.00 Stats -
1940 St. Louis Cardinals 7 $18,000.00 Stats -
1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 7 , 77 "     " Stats -
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 77 , 6 $25,000.00 Stats Stats
1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 6 $30,000.00 Stats -
1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 7 $35,000.00 - -
1943 New York Giants 19 "     " - -
1944 New York Giants 3 $40,000.00 Stats -
1945 New York Giants 3 Undetermined n/a -
1945 Boston Braves 3 , 5 Undetermined n/a -
1946 Brooklyn Dodgers 16 Undetermined - -
1947 St. Louis Cardinals 21 Undetermined - -
1948 St. Louis Cardinals 21 , 12 Undetermined - -
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Ducky? Muscles? Fans nicknamed Joe Medwick "Ducky" because of his waddle when he walked (or maybe it was his girlfriend, who said he swims like a duck, see card below, the mystery remains unsolved). His stocky build led to the nickname of "Muscles" which meant that most of his teammates did not dare to use the fan-issued "Ducky" nickname to his face.

Joe Medwick Baseball Card
Joe Medwick | 1938 Goudey Baseball Card (#286) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that Joe Medwick was pulled out of the Game 7 of the 1934 World Series by Commissioner Landis? Detroit Tigers fans started pelting Medwick with garbage after he slid hard into third base on a triple. Landis also ordered Tigers third baseman Marv Owen , into whom Medwick had slid, benched. Medwick remains the only known player to be "thrown-out" of a game for his own "personal safety." When asked about the incident by reporters after the game Medwick said, "Well, I knew why they threw that garbage at me. What I don't understand is why they brought it to the park in the first place."

Did you know that when Joe Medwick finished the 1936 season with 64 doubles, he set a new National League record for doubles in season ?

Joe Medwick, a year later, went 4-for-5 in the 1937 All-Star Game , the first All-Star with four hits in a Midsummer Classic . The record has since been tied, twice, by Ted Williams ( 1946 All-Star Game ) and Carl Yastrzemski ( 1970 All-Star Game ).

Joe Medick Hall of Fame Plaque
Joe Medwick | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1968 ( HOF )
Muscles, the "Gashouse Gang" left fielder, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in 1968, receiving 84.81% of the votes (on his tenth ballot). The ten-time All-Star finished with a lifetime .324 batting average ( Top 50 ), won the National League Triple Crown and a Most Valuable Player Award in 1937 , and is still, through today, the last National League player to win a Triple Crown .

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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