Carl Sawatski Stats

Carl Sawatski was born on Friday, November 4, 1927, in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. Sawatski was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 29, 1948, 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 Carl Sawatski baseball stats page.

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"With his thunderous left-handed home-run stroke, the self-converted catcher Carl 'Swish' Sawatski established a reputation as one of the most feared sluggers in organized baseball by leading four different leagues in round-trippers in his first five years as a professional (1945 to 1949). Despite his slugging potential, Sawatski bounced around in four different organizations struggling with weight issues before finally earning a permanent spot in the big leagues with the Milwaukee Braves during their magical run to the World Series in 1957 . A classic pull hitter, career backup catcher, and effective pinch-hitter, Sawatski retired in 1963 after four productive years with the St. Louis Cardinals ." - Baseball Historian Gregory H. Wolf (SABR BASEBALL BIOGRAPHY, Carl Sawatski , Full Biography )

Carl Sawatski

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Carl "Swish" Sawatski Autograph on a 1980 TCMA Baseball Card (#030)

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Birth Name:
Carl Ernest Sawatski
Nickname:
Swats, Swish, Swisher
Born On:
11-04-1927  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-24-1991 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Cemetery:
Pine Crest Memorial Park, Alexander, Arkansas Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Pompton Lakes High School (Pompton Lakes, NJ)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
09-29-1948 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-29-1963
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $500 ( Philadelphia Phillies )

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Carl Sawatski Pitching Stats

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Carl Sawatski Hitting Stats

1948 21 Cubs 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1950 23 Cubs 38 103 4 18 1 0 1 0 7 11 0 19 0 0 0 2 .175 .254 .214
1953 26 Cubs 43 59 5 13 3 0 1 0 5 7 0 7 0 0 0 2 .220 .303 .322
1954 27 White Sox 43 109 6 20 3 3 1 0 12 15 1 20 0 3 0 3 .183 .276 .294
1957 30 Braves 58 105 13 25 4 0 6 0 17 10 2 15 1 0 2 2 .238 .316 .448
1958 31 Braves 10 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 1 0 1 .100 .231 .100
1958 31 Phillies 60 183 12 42 4 1 5 0 12 16 4 42 0 1 3 3 .230 .300 .344
1959 32 Phillies 74 198 15 58 10 0 9 0 43 32 11 36 1 1 1 5 .293 .392 .480
1960 33 Cardinals 78 179 16 41 4 0 6 0 27 22 2 24 0 2 0 6 .229 .310 .352
1961 34 Cardinals 86 174 23 52 8 0 10 0 33 25 7 17 0 1 0 4 .299 .385 .517
1962 35 Cardinals 85 222 26 56 9 1 13 1 42 36 5 38 0 4 0 3 .252 .351 .477
1963 36 Cardinals 56 105 12 25 0 0 6 0 14 15 7 28 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .410
11 Years 633 1,449 133 351 46 5 58 1 213 191 39 251 2 13 6 31 .242 .330 .401

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Carl Sawatski Fielding Stats

1950 Cubs C 32 27 707 121 3.8 119 100 19 2 6 3 13 7 .983 4.54
1953 Cubs C 15 6 230 53 3.5 50 45 5 3 0 0 2 2 .943 5.87
1954 White Sox C 33 27 731 149 4.5 147 133 14 2 4 0 7 10 .987 5.43
1957 Braves C 28 19 569 143 5.1 141 121 20 2 2 1 7 8 .986 6.69
1958 Braves C 3 1 36 11 3.7 11 8 3 0 0 1 1 1 1.000 8.25
1958 Phillies C 53 47 1,305 292 5.5 288 271 17 4 2 5 19 9 .986 5.96
1959 Phillies C 69 61 1,496 336 4.9 329 306 23 7 4 4 31 10 .979 5.94
1960 Cardinals C 67 42 1,165 306 4.6 304 279 25 2 5 5 14 11 .993 7.05
1961 Cardinals C 60 39 1,070 238 4.0 237 218 19 1 3 6 28 8 .996 5.98
1961 Cardinals CF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1962 Cardinals C 70 61 1,542 379 5.4 378 354 24 1 4 12 27 10 .997 6.62
1963 Cardinals C 27 22 548 138 5.1 136 125 11 2 0 0 16 7 .986 6.70
C Totals 457 352 9,399 2,166 4.7 2,140 1,960 180 26 30 37 165 83 .988 6.15
CF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
10 Years 458 352 9,399 2,166 4.7 2,140 1,960 180 26 30 37 165 83 .988 6.15

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Carl Sawatski Miscellaneous Stats

1948 Cubs 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1950 Cubs 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 103.0 5.4 14.7 - - -
1953 Cubs 0 0 .000 30 0 n/a 59.0 8.4 11.8 - - -
1954 White Sox 0 0 .000 13 0 n/a 109.0 5.5 9.1 - - -
1957 Braves 0 0 .000 35 0 n/a 17.5 7.0 6.2 - - -
1958 Braves 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 10.0 - - -
1958 Phillies 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 36.6 4.4 15.3 - - -
1959 Phillies 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 22.0 5.5 4.6 - - -
1960 Cardinals 0 0 .000 35 0 n/a 29.8 7.5 6.6 - - -
1961 Cardinals 0 0 .000 43 0 n/a 17.4 10.2 5.3 - - -
1962 Cardinals 0 0 .000 22 0 n/a 17.1 5.8 5.3 - - -
1963 Cardinals 2 0 1.000 34 0 n/a 17.5 3.8 7.5 - - -
11 Years 2 0 1.000 245 0 n/a 25.0 5.8 6.8 - - -

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Carl Sawatski Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1948 Chicago Cubs 18 Undetermined - -
1950 Chicago Cubs 11 Undetermined - -
1953 Chicago Cubs 15 Undetermined - -
1954 Chicago White Sox 14 Undetermined - -
1957 Milwaukee Braves 15 Undetermined - Stats
1958 Milwaukee Braves 15 Undetermined - -
1958 Philadelphia Phillies 58 Undetermined - -
1959 Philadelphia Phillies 58 Undetermined - -
1960 St. Louis Cardinals 1 Undetermined - -
1961 St. Louis Cardinals 1 Undetermined - -
1962 St. Louis Cardinals 1 Undetermined - -
1963 St. Louis Cardinals 1 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Carl Sawatski is one-of-seven players in Major League history to hit six-or-more home runs in a season (1963), without having another extra-base hit (double or triple)? Other players in this "club" include; Babe Ruth (1935), Duke Sims (1965), Earl Wilson (1965), Larry Hisle (1980), Luis Medina (1988), and Carlos Zambrano (2006).

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