Vern Olsen Stats

Vern Olsen was born on Saturday, March 16, 1918, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Olsen was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 8, 1939, 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 Vern Olsen baseball stats page.

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Vern Olsen

Vern Olsen Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats (#112)

Vern Olsen Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats (#112)

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Birth Name:
Vern Jarl Olsen
Nickname:
None
Born On:
03-16-1918  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Hillsboro, Oregon
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-13-1989 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Maywood, Illinois
Cemetery:
Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois
High School:
Franklin High School (Portland, OR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
09-08-1939 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-13-1946
Draft:
Not Applicable

Vern Olsen

Vern Olsen Pitching Stats

1939 21 Cubs 4 0 4 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 7.2 30 2 0 0 0 7 - 3 0 0 0 -
1940 22 Cubs 34 20 6 13 9 .591 2.97 9 4 0 172.2 734 172 57 64 5 62 - 71 0 2 0 -
1941 23 Cubs 37 23 10 10 8 .556 3.15 10 2 1 185.2 807 202 65 84 7 59 - 73 2 1 0 -
1942 24 Cubs 32 17 9 6 9 .400 4.49 4 1 1 140.1 632 161 70 75 6 55 - 46 3 1 1 -
1946 28 Cubs 5 0 3 0 0 .000 2.79 0 0 0 9.2 44 10 3 3 0 9 - 8 0 0 0 -
5 Years 112 60 32 30 26 .536 3.40 23 7 2 516.0 2,247 547 195 226 18 192 - 201 5 4 1 -

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Vern Olsen Hitting Stats

1939 21 Cubs 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 - 1 0 - 0 0 .000 .667 .000
1940 22 Cubs 35 57 4 15 3 0 0 0 5 2 - 9 3 - 0 0 .263 .288 .316
1941 23 Cubs 37 63 7 15 2 0 1 0 5 2 - 10 2 - 0 1 .238 .262 .317
1942 24 Cubs 32 48 4 9 1 0 0 0 4 5 - 2 1 - 0 0 .188 .264 .208
1946 28 Cubs 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
5 Years 113 169 16 39 6 0 1 0 14 11 - 22 6 - 0 1 .231 .278 .284

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Vern Olsen Fielding Stats

1939 Cubs P 4 0 23 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.17
1940 Cubs P 34 20 518 62 1.8 62 9 53 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.23
1941 Cubs P 37 23 557 59 1.6 57 9 48 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.76
1942 Cubs P 32 17 421 45 1.4 45 8 37 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.89
1946 Cubs P 5 0 29 2 0.4 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
P Totals 112 60 1,548 169 1.5 167 26 141 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.91
5 Years 112 60 1,548 169 1.5 167 26 141 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.91

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Vern Olsen Miscellaneous Stats

1939 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.43 3.52 8.22
1940 Cubs 2 - - 1 0 n/a 0.0 6.3 11.4 1.15 3.70 3.23
1941 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 63.0 6.3 12.6 1.24 3.54 2.86
1942 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 24.0 12.0 0.84 2.95 3.53
1946 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.89 7.45 8.38
5 Years 2 - - 1 0 n/a 169.0 7.7 12.1 1.05 3.51 3.35

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Vern Olsen Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1939 Chicago Cubs 23 Undetermined - -
1940 Chicago Cubs 23 Undetermined - -
1941 Chicago Cubs 23 Undetermined - -
1942 Chicago Cubs 23 Undetermined - -
1946 Chicago Cubs 23 Undetermined - -
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