Enos Slaughter Stats

Enos Slaughter was born on Thursday, April 27, 1916, in Roxboro, North Carolina. Slaughter was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1938, 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 Enos Slaughter baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

" Stan Musial , who spent ten seasons playing alongside Slaughter in the Cardinals outfield, proclaimed, 'Enos Slaughter was a tough competitor. He came to play. When he put his uniform on, you knew he was out to beat you.' Musial added, 'He was one of the great hustlers of baseball. He loved baseball. He always ran hard and played hard.'" - Author Robert W. Cohen in The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History (Taylor Trade Publishing. April 1, 2015. Page 94)

Enos Slaughter

Enos 'Country' Slaughter Autograph on a 1992 Sporting News (#642)

Enos 'Country' Slaughter Autograph on a 1992 Sporting News (#642)

Birth Name:
Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Nickname:
Country, Eno
Born On:
04-27-1916  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Roxboro, North Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-12-2002 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Durham, North Carolina
Cemetery:
Allensville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Allensville, North Carolina Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Roxboro High School (Roxboro, NC)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
192
First Game:
04-19-1938 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-29-1959
Draft:
Not Applicable

Enos Slaughter

Enos Slaughter Pitching Stats

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Enos Slaughter Hitting Stats

1938 22 Cardinals 112 395 59 109 20 10 8 0 58 32 0 38 4 0 0 11 .276 .330 .438
1939 23 Cardinals 149 604 95 193 52 5 12 0 86 44 1 53 11 0 5 11 .320 .371 .482
1940 24 Cardinals 140 516 96 158 25 13 17 1 73 50 1 35 1 0 2 4 .306 .370 .504
1941 25 Cardinals 113 425 71 132 22 9 13 0 76 53 5 28 4 0 2 5 .311 .390 .496
1942 26 Cardinals 152 591 100 188 31 17 13 0 98 88 2 30 2 0 6 6 .318 .412 .494
1946 30 Cardinals 156 609 100 183 30 8 18 0 130 69 11 41 5 0 2 7 .300 .374 .465
1947 31 Cardinals 147 551 100 162 31 13 10 0 86 59 6 27 5 0 4 10 .294 .366 .452
1948 32 Cardinals 146 549 91 176 27 11 11 1 90 81 9 29 6 0 1 11 .321 .409 .470
1949 33 Cardinals 151 568 92 191 34 13 13 1 96 79 6 37 6 0 1 7 .336 .418 .511
1950 34 Cardinals 148 556 82 161 26 7 10 0 101 66 7 33 8 0 2 12 .290 .367 .415
1951 35 Cardinals 123 409 48 115 17 8 4 0 64 67 2 25 4 0 3 10 .281 .386 .391
1952 36 Cardinals 140 510 73 153 17 12 11 0 101 70 9 25 6 0 1 11 .300 .386 .445
1953 37 Cardinals 143 492 64 143 34 9 6 0 89 80 12 28 1 0 5 10 .291 .395 .433
1954 38 Yankees 69 125 19 31 4 2 1 0 19 28 4 8 1 0 0 0 .248 .386 .336
1955 39 Yankees 10 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111
1955 39 Athletics 108 267 49 86 12 4 5 0 34 40 4 17 1 5 2 8 .322 .408 .453
1956 40 Athletics 91 223 37 62 14 3 2 0 23 29 1 20 1 1 1 6 .278 .362 .395
1956 40 Yankees 24 83 15 24 4 2 0 0 4 5 0 6 1 0 0 0 .289 .330 .386
1957 41 Yankees 96 209 24 53 7 1 5 0 34 40 5 19 4 3 0 5 .254 .369 .368
1958 42 Yankees 77 138 21 42 4 1 4 0 19 21 0 16 1 0 0 3 .304 .396 .435
1959 43 Yankees 74 99 10 17 2 0 6 0 21 13 1 19 1 1 0 2 .172 .265 .374
1959 43 Braves 11 18 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
19 Years 2,380 7,946 1,247 2,383 413 148 169 3 1,304 1,018 86 538 73 10 37 139 .300 .382 .453

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Enos Slaughter Fielding Stats

1938 Cardinals CF 20 20 540 149 7.5 147 147 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 7.35
1938 Cardinals LF 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1938 Cardinals RF 71 71 1,818 2,153 30.3 2,149 2,142 7 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .998 31.92
1939 Cardinals RF 149 148 435 378 2.5 366 348 18 12 5 n/a n/a n/a .968 22.72
1940 Cardinals RF 132 120 3,108 278 2.1 275 267 8 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.39
1941 Cardinals RF 108 108 2,970 188 1.7 178 173 5 10 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.62
1942 Cardinals RF 151 151 27,402 306 2.0 302 287 15 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .987 0.30
1946 Cardinals RF 156 156 468 313 2.0 307 284 23 6 6 n/a n/a n/a .981 17.71
1947 Cardinals LF 113 113 2,973 262 2.3 256 245 11 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.32
1947 Cardinals RF 29 29 756 265 9.1 265 261 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.46
1948 Cardinals LF 106 106 2,793 270 2.5 262 257 5 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.53
1948 Cardinals RF 40 40 1,050 79 2.0 77 73 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.98
1949 Cardinals LF 150 150 3,864 346 2.3 340 330 10 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.38
1950 Cardinals LF 17 17 474 143 8.4 142 138 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 8.09
1950 Cardinals RF 128 128 3,312 216 1.7 211 205 6 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.72
1951 Cardinals RF 106 106 2,805 209 2.0 208 198 10 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .995 2.00
1952 Cardinals RF 137 134 396 264 1.9 261 250 11 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .989 17.80
1953 Cardinals RF 137 131 3,456 238 1.7 237 235 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .996 1.85
1954 Yankees LF 2 0 9 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1954 Yankees RF 30 22 666 40 1.3 39 39 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.58
1955 Athletics RF 77 56 1,611 131 1.7 129 126 3 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.16
1956 Athletics CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1956 Athletics LF 19 15 429 40 2.1 40 40 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.52
1956 Yankees LF 16 14 357 22 1.4 22 22 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.66
1956 Athletics RF 37 32 858 69 1.9 67 66 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.11
1956 Yankees RF 5 4 93 5 1.0 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.45
1957 Yankees LF 57 41 1,188 89 1.6 89 87 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.02
1957 Yankees RF 9 2 108 9 1.0 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1958 Yankees LF 16 12 348 28 1.8 26 26 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.02
1958 Yankees RF 20 11 342 20 1.0 20 19 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.58
1959 Yankees LF 9 3 114 12 1.3 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.84
1959 Braves LF 5 5 81 5 1.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.67
1959 Yankees RF 18 10 291 16 0.9 15 15 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.39
RF Totals 1,540 1,459 51,945 5,177 3.4 5,120 5,001 119 57 29 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.66
LF Totals 511 476 12,639 1,219 2.4 1,196 1,164 32 23 6 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.55
CF Totals 21 20 543 149 7.1 147 147 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 7.31
19 Years 2,072 1,955 65,127 6,545 3.2 6,463 6,312 151 82 35 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.68

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Enos Slaughter Miscellaneous Stats

1938 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 20 0 n/a 49.4 10.4 6.8 - - -
1939 Cardinals 2 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 50.3 11.4 7.0 - - -
1940 Cardinals 8 1 .889 8 0 n/a 30.4 14.7 7.1 - - -
1941 Cardinals 4 2 .667 5 0 n/a 32.7 15.2 5.6 - - -
1942 Cardinals 9 1 .900 1 0 n/a 45.5 19.7 6.0 - - -
1946 Cardinals 9 5 .643 0 0 n/a 33.8 14.9 4.7 - - -
1947 Cardinals 4 4 .500 5 0 n/a 55.1 20.4 6.4 - - -
1948 Cardinals 4 3 .571 0 0 n/a 49.9 18.9 6.1 - - -
1949 Cardinals 3 8 .273 1 0 n/a 43.7 15.4 5.9 - - -
1950 Cardinals 3 5 .375 3 0 n/a 55.6 16.8 5.5 - - -
1951 Cardinals 7 2 .778 17 0 n/a 102.3 16.4 6.4 - - -
1952 Cardinals 6 1 .857 3 0 n/a 46.4 20.4 5.0 - - -
1953 Cardinals 4 4 .500 10 0 n/a 82.0 17.6 5.5 - - -
1954 Yankees 0 2 .000 43 2 n/a 125.0 15.6 6.6 - - -
1955 Yankees 0 0 .000 10 0 n/a 0.0 9.0 9.0 - - -
1955 Athletics 2 3 .400 49 0 n/a 53.4 15.7 7.9 - - -
1956 Athletics 1 0 1.000 42 0 n/a 111.5 11.2 9.7 - - -
1956 Yankees 1 1 .500 6 0 n/a 0.0 13.8 20.8 - - -
1957 Yankees 0 2 .000 46 0 n/a 41.8 11.0 6.1 - - -
1958 Yankees 2 0 1.000 52 0 n/a 34.5 8.6 7.3 - - -
1959 Yankees 1 0 1.000 52 1 n/a 16.5 5.2 4.7 - - -
1959 Braves 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 18.0 - - -
19 Years 71 44 .617 379 3 n/a 47.0 14.8 6.1 - - -

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Enos Slaughter Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1938 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $2,400.00 - -
1939 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $4,500.00 - -
1940 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $6,500.00 - -
1941 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $8,000.00 Stats -
1942 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $11,000.00 Stats Stats
1946 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $12,000.00 Stats Stats
1947 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $17,500.00 Stats -
1948 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $17,500.00 Stats -
1949 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $20,000.00 Stats -
1950 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $25,000.00 Stats -
1951 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $18,750.00 Stats -
1952 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $20,000.00 Stats -
1953 St. Louis Cardinals 9 $20,000.00 Stats -
1954 New York Yankees 17 $20,000.00 - -
1955 New York Yankees 17 $20,000.00 - -
1955 Kansas City Athletics 33 "     " - -
1956 Kansas City Athletics 33 $20,000.00 - Stats
1956 New York Yankees 17 "     " - Stats
1957 New York Yankees 17 $20,000.00 - Stats
1958 New York Yankees 17 $18,000.00 - Stats
1959 New York Yankees 17 $18,000.00 - -
1959 Milwaukee Braves 25 "     " - -
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Did you know that Enos Slaughter's "Mad Dash" was selected as the tenth greatest moment in baseball history by The Sporting News ? Did you know that when Slaughter made that legendary Mad Dash his elbow was actually broken, courtesy of a beanball he received in Game 5 ?

Enos Slaughter | The Mad Dash | 1946 World Series (Game 7)

The Mad Dash

In Game 7 of the 1946 World Series , Slaughter, standing on first base with two outs, ran with the pitch during a hit-and-run, making an apparently impossible "Mad Dash" for home (running right past the stop sign he was being given at third base).

Slaughter was the "run" portion, and Harry Walker was the "hit" - a hit he delivered, a hard liner to center field in the eighth inning, that allowed the Mad Dash to begin. Slaughter scored the game-winning run after a delayed relay throw by the Red Sox' Johnny Pesky .

The nine moments that were selected by The Sporting News ahead of his Mad Dash where: 1) The Shot Heard 'Round the World 2) Bill Mazeroski's Home Run 3)Don Larsen's Perfect Game 4) Carlton Fisk Waves It Fair 5) Hank Aaron's 715th Home Run 6) Kirk Gibson's Home Run 7) Mark McGwire Hits No. 62 8) E-3 on Bill Buckner 9) Willie Mays' Catch. [ Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments ]

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum was established in 2014, a facility created to honor the history, the players and the personnel from the St. Louis Cardinals . The inaugural class of inductees were: Jim Bottomley , Ken Boyer , Lou Brock , Jack Buck, August A. Busch, Jr., Dizzy Dean , Jim Edmonds , Frankie Frisch , Chick Hafey , Jesse Haines , Whitey Herzog , Rogers Hornsby , Tony La Russa , Marty Marion , Willie McGee , Joe Medwick , Johnny Mize , Stan Musial , Branch Rickey , Red Schoendienst , Mike Shannon , Enos Slaughter, Ozzie Smith , Billy Southworth , and Bruce Sutter .

A year after the Cardinals Hall of Fame opened their doors, historian Robert Cohen published The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History . Enos Slaughter made the cut, finishing twelfth overall. The first paragraph of this highly recommended book appears below:

An agressive, hardnosed player with a "win-at-all-costs" mentality, Enos "Country" Slaughter spent thirteen years in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform, establishing himself during that time as one of the National League's top outfielders. Featuring a smooth swing that made him a reliable "contact" hitter, Slaughter compiled a batting average in excess of .300 in eight of his thirteen seasons in St. Louis, never batting any lower than .276 or striking out more than fifty-three times during that time. Also a solid outfielder with a strong and accurate throwing arm, Slaughter led all NL right fielders in putouts three times and assists twice. The hustling outfielder's outstanding all-around play helped lead the Cardinals to the world championship in both 1942 and 1946. Slaughter continued his winning ways after he left St. Louis at the conclusion of the 1953 campaign, helping the Yankees capture three American League pennants and two world championships from 1956 to 1958. Slaughter's legacy of winning would have been even greater had he not spent three of his peak seasons serving in the military during World War II.

The eleven Red Bird players ahead of Slaughter were: Stan Musial , Rogers Hornsby , Albert Pujols , Bob Gibson , Lou Brock , Joe Medwick , Dizzy Dean , Frankie Frisch , Ozzie Smith , Jim Bottomley and Johnny Mize . Each of them, and the thirty-eight who finished after Slaughter, have their own highly informative section in the book.

Enos Slaughter was on the hall of fame ballot from 1966 through 1979, receiving between 33.1% of the votes through 68.9% of the votes, but never enough from the baseball writers to be enshrined in Cooperstown. In 1985, the Veteran's Committee inducted Slaughter and Arky Vaughan . The writers inducted Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm .

Enos Slaughter Hall of Fame Plaque

Enos Slaughter | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque

Last-Modified: April 27, 2020 5:55 AM EST

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