Lou Novikoff Stats

Lou Novikoff was born on Tuesday, October 12, 1915, in Glendale, Arizona. Novikoff was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1941, 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 Lou Novikoff baseball stats page.

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"Lou 'The Mad Russian' Novikoff had the weirdest superstition of any batter in baseball - he insisted that his wife Esther taunt him from the stands! He claimed that her shouts of derision inspired him. The superstition began when Novikoff was in the Pacific Coast League. Esther was sitting in a box seat behind home plate when he stepped up to the bat. 'You big bum!' she shouted. 'You can't hit!' The words turned Novikoff's ears red. He swung on the first pitch and sent the ball sailing over the left-field wall for a home run. Later, when fans asked Esther why she shouted such nasty things to her husband, she explained, 'I yell at him like that to make him mad. And when he gets mad, he hits.'" - Bruce Nash in Baseball Hall of Shame 4 (Pocket Publishers, 05/01/1991, 'Lou Novikoff', Page 180)

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Birth Name:
Louis Alexander Novikoff
Nickname:
The Mad Russian
Born On:
10-12-1915  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Glendale, Arizona
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-30-1970 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
South Gate, California
Cemetery:
Russian Molokan Cemetery, Commerce, California
High School:
Roosevelt High School (Los Angeles, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
04-15-1941 (Age 25)
Last Game:
06-10-1946
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Lou Novikoff Pitching Stats

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Lou Novikoff Hitting Stats

1941 26 Cubs 62 203 22 49 8 0 5 0 24 11 - 15 1 - 1 7 .241 .284 .355
1942 27 Cubs 128 483 48 145 25 5 7 0 64 24 - 28 4 - 3 15 .300 .337 .416
1943 28 Cubs 78 233 22 65 7 3 0 0 28 18 - 15 2 - 1 10 .279 .333 .335
1944 29 Cubs 71 139 15 39 4 2 3 0 19 10 - 11 2 - 0 2 .281 .329 .403
1946 31 Phillies 17 23 0 7 1 0 0 0 3 1 - 2 0 - 0 1 .304 .333 .348
5 Years 356 1,081 107 305 45 10 15 0 138 64 - 71 9 - 5 35 .282 .325 .384

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Lou Novikoff Fielding Stats

1941 Cubs LF 51 46 1,074 192 3.8 192 189 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.83
1941 Cubs RF 3 2 48 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1942 Cubs LF 120 120 2,937 252 2.1 243 232 11 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.23
1943 Cubs CF 1 0 - 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1943 Cubs LF 60 56 1,350 199 3.3 197 195 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .990 3.94
1944 Cubs LF 29 25 522 41 1.4 40 39 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.07
1946 Phillies LF 3 2 48 9 3.0 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.06
LF Totals 263 249 5,931 693 2.6 681 664 17 12 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.10
RF Totals 3 2 48 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
CF Totals 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
5 Years 267 251 5,979 697 2.6 685 668 17 12 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.09

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Lou Novikoff Miscellaneous Stats

1941 Cubs 0 - - 8 0 n/a 40.6 13.5 8.5 - - -
1942 Cubs 3 - - 8 0 n/a 69.0 17.3 7.5 - - -
1943 Cubs 0 - - 17 0 n/a 0.0 15.5 8.3 - - -
1944 Cubs 1 - - 42 0 n/a 46.3 12.6 7.3 - - -
1946 Phillies 0 - - 14 0 n/a 0.0 11.5 7.7 - - -
5 Years 4 - - 89 0 n/a 72.1 15.2 7.8 - - -

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Lou Novikoff Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1941 Chicago Cubs 26 , 19 Undetermined - -
1942 Chicago Cubs 19 , 14 Undetermined - -
1943 Chicago Cubs 14 , 45 Undetermined - -
1944 Chicago Cubs 45 Undetermined - -
1946 Philadelphia Phillies 39 Undetermined - -
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