Gus Suhr Stats

Gus Suhr was born on Wednesday, January 3, 1906, in San Francisco, California. Suhr was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1930, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Gus Suhr baseball stats page.

"A .279 career hitter who is arguably the best fielding first baseman in Pirates history, California's Gus Suhr had a memorable nine-and-a-half-year Pittsburgh career that included two National League records. The first was a 70-game errorless streak at first in 1936; the second was 822 consecutive games played in a streak that ended on June 5, 1937, when he left to attend his mother's funeral." - Author David Finoli in The Pittsburgh Pirates (Arcadia Publishing, 11/27/2006, Page 50)
Gus Suhr

Gus Suhr Autograph on a 1940 Bowman Reprint (#94)
Gus Suhr Autograph on a 1940 Bowman Reprint (#94)

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Birth Name:
August Richard Suhr
Nickname:
Gus
Born On:
01-03-1906  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Francisco, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-15-2004 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Cemetery:
Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, California
High School:
Polytechnic High School (San Francisco, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-15-1930 (Age 24)
Last Game:
05-12-1940
Draft:
Not Applicable
Gus Suhr

Gus Suhr Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Gus Suhr

Gus Suhr Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1930 24 Pirates 151 542 93 155 26 14 17 0 107 80 3 56 13 1 2 8 .286 .379 .480
1931 25 Pirates 87 270 26 57 13 4 4 0 32 38 1 25 4 0 0 6 .211 .308 .333
1932 26 Pirates 154 581 78 153 31 16 5 0 81 63 4 39 8 0 2 3 .263 .337 .398
1933 27 Pirates 154 566 72 151 31 11 10 0 75 72 6 52 17 0 0 11 .267 .350 .413
1934 28 Pirates 151 573 67 162 36 13 13 0 103 66 3 52 8 0 3 13 .283 .360 .459
1935 29 Pirates 153 529 68 144 33 12 10 0 81 70 5 54 5 0 0 6 .272 .357 .437
1936 30 Pirates 156 583 111 182 33 12 11 0 118 95 6 34 5 0 2 14 .312 .410 .467
1937 31 Pirates 151 575 69 160 28 14 5 0 97 83 14 42 9 0 0 9 .278 .369 .402
1938 32 Pirates 145 530 82 156 35 14 3 0 64 87 6 37 8 4 0 10 .294 .391 .430
1939 33 Pirates 63 204 23 59 10 2 1 0 31 25 1 23 7 0 0 0 .289 .367 .373
1939 33 Phillies 60 198 21 63 12 2 3 0 24 34 0 14 1 0 1 1 .318 .421 .444
1940 34 Phillies 10 25 4 4 0 0 2 0 5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 .160 .300 .400
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 1,435 5,176 714 1,446 288 114 84 0 818 718 49 433 85 5 10 81 .279 .368 .428
Gus Suhr

Gus Suhr Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1930 Pirates 1B 151 150 3,972 1,537 10.2 1,524 1,445 79 13 142 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.36
1931 Pirates 1B 76 68 1,761 728 9.6 723 684 39 5 72 n/a n/a n/a .993 11.09
1932 Pirates 1B 154 154 462 1,490 9.7 1,472 1,388 84 18 111 n/a n/a n/a .988 86.03
1933 Pirates 1B 154 154 462 1,555 10.1 1,541 1,451 90 14 115 n/a n/a n/a .991 90.06
1934 Pirates 1B 151 151 3,957 1,410 9.3 1,401 1,326 75 9 108 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.56
1935 Pirates 1B 149 142 3,771 1,403 9.4 1,388 1,315 73 15 83 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.94
1935 Pirates RF 2 0 3 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1936 Pirates 1B 156 156 4,653 1,535 9.8 1,525 1,432 93 10 100 n/a n/a n/a .993 8.85
1937 Pirates 1B 151 151 453 1,554 10.3 1,543 1,452 91 11 108 n/a n/a n/a .993 91.97
1938 Pirates 1B 145 145 3,891 1,605 11.1 1,593 1,512 81 12 150 n/a n/a n/a .993 11.05
1939 Pirates 1B 52 52 1,368 548 10.5 544 521 23 4 42 n/a n/a n/a .993 10.74
1939 Phillies 1B 60 59 1,419 560 9.3 557 520 37 3 50 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.60
1940 Phillies 1B 7 7 186 60 8.6 58 57 1 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .967 8.42
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 1,406 1,389 26,355 13,985 9.9 13,869 13,103 766 116 1,086 n/a n/a n/a .992 14.21
RF Totals 2 0 3 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
11 Years 1,408 1,389 26,358 13,986 9.9 13,870 13,104 766 116 1,086 n/a n/a n/a .992 14.21
Gus Suhr

Gus Suhr Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1930 Pirates 11 8 .579 0 0 n/a 31.9 9.7 5.1 - - -
1931 Pirates 4 7 .364 9 2 n/a 67.5 10.8 8.4 - - -
1932 Pirates 7 5 .583 0 0 n/a 116.2 14.9 7.2 - - -
1933 Pirates 2 2 .500 0 0 n/a 56.6 10.9 7.5 - - -
1934 Pirates 4 6 .400 0 0 n/a 44.1 11.0 5.6 - - -
1935 Pirates 6 1 .857 2 0 n/a 52.9 9.8 6.5 - - -
1936 Pirates 8 2 .800 0 0 n/a 53.0 17.1 4.9 - - -
1937 Pirates 2 3 .400 0 0 n/a 115.0 13.7 5.9 - - -
1938 Pirates 4 2 .667 0 0 n/a 176.7 14.3 8.3 - - -
1939 Pirates 4 1 .800 10 1 n/a 204.0 8.9 6.6 - - -
1939 Phillies 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 66.0 14.1 8.3 - - -
1940 Phillies 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 12.5 5.0 5.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 53 38 .582 24 3 n/a 61.6 12.0 6.3 - - -
Gus Suhr

Gus Suhr Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1930 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1931 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1932 Pittsburgh Pirates 24 Undetermined n/a -
1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 24 Undetermined - -
1934 Pittsburgh Pirates 24 $10,000.00 - -
1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 24 Undetermined - -
1936 Pittsburgh Pirates 24 Undetermined Stats -
1937 Pittsburgh Pirates 24 Undetermined - -
1938 Pittsburgh Pirates 24 Undetermined - -
1939 Pittsburgh Pirates 24 Undetermined - -
1939 Philadelphia Phillies 6 Undetermined - -
1940 Philadelphia Phillies 6 Undetermined - -


In 1936, Gus Suhr led the National League in games played (156), finished the season with the highest fielding average amongst all first baseman, and at the All-Star break, became the first Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman to be sent to a Midsummer Classic ( 1936 ).

On September 11, 1931 , Gus Suhr stepped onto the field, played first base, then played in 822 consecutive games, a new National League record for consecutive games played . His last game in the streak was June 4, 1937 , then he had a 3-day absence so he could attend his mother's funeral.

Gus Suhr's National League record stood for thirty years, until June 12, 1957, when it was broken by Hall of Fame outfielder / first baseman Stan Musial (895 consecutive games played ). The current record is held by Steve Garvey (1,207 consecutive games played ) and on the all-time list , Suhr is still ranked tenth through today.

Gus Suhr
Gus Suhr | Pittsburgh Pirates Press Photo | Photoshop by Baseball Almanac, Inc.
In The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Bill James, Free Press Publishing, 06/13/2010, Page 462), Gus Suhr is ranked seventy-third overall amongst the hundred greatest first basemen of all time. His entry reads, in part, "He was a Mark Grace -type player, drove in 100 runs three times and had as many as 95 walks in a season."

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

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