Rudy York Stats

Rudy York was born on Sunday, August 17, 1913, in Ragland, Alabama. York was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 22, 1934, with the Detroit Tigers. 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 Rudy York baseball stats page.

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"The booming bat of 24 year old Rudy York, Detroit's late entry into the home run race, spoke in tones heard 'round the baseball world this afternoon as one of Babe Ruth's proudest and supposedly invincible records went crashing into discard." - Sportswriter Shirley Povich in the Washington Post (08/31/1937)

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Birth Name:
Preston Rudolph York
Nickname:
Rudy
Born On:
08-17-1913  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Ragland, Alabama
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-05-1970 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Rome, Georgia
Cemetery:
Sunset Memory Gardens, Cartersville, Georgia
High School:
Cartersville High School (Cartersville, GA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
209
First Game:
08-22-1934 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-20-1948
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Rudy York Pitching Stats

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Rudy York Hitting Stats

1934 21 Tigers 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
1937 24 Tigers 104 375 72 115 18 3 35 2 103 41 2 52 1 0 0 5 .307 .375 .651
1938 25 Tigers 135 463 85 138 27 2 33 4 127 92 2 74 0 0 2 3 .298 .417 .579
1939 26 Tigers 102 329 66 101 16 1 20 1 68 41 2 50 4 0 2 8 .307 .387 .544
1940 27 Tigers 155 588 105 186 46 6 33 0 134 89 8 88 4 0 4 12 .316 .410 .583
1941 28 Tigers 155 590 91 153 29 3 27 2 111 92 7 88 4 0 1 16 .259 .360 .456
1942 29 Tigers 153 577 81 150 26 4 21 0 90 73 8 71 3 0 0 16 .260 .343 .428
1943 30 Tigers 155 571 90 155 22 11 34 1 118 84 9 88 5 0 1 22 .271 .366 .527
1944 31 Tigers 151 583 77 161 27 7 18 0 98 68 1 73 0 0 1 18 .276 .353 .439
1945 32 Tigers 155 595 71 157 25 5 18 0 87 60 7 85 0 0 0 23 .264 .331 .413
1946 33 Red Sox 154 579 78 160 30 6 17 2 119 86 4 93 3 0 1 16 .276 .371 .437
1947 34 Red Sox 48 184 16 39 7 0 6 0 27 22 1 32 0 0 0 10 .212 .296 .348
1947 34 White Sox 102 400 40 97 18 4 15 0 64 36 2 55 1 0 0 12 .243 .305 .420
1948 35 Athletics 31 51 4 8 0 0 0 0 6 7 3 15 0 0 0 2 .157 .259 .157
13 Years 1,603 5,891 876 1,621 291 52 277 12 1,152 792 56 867 25 0 12 163 .275 .362 .483

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Rudy York Fielding Stats

1934 Tigers C 2 1 27 6 3.0 6 4 2 0 0 2 0 1 1.000 6.00
1937 Tigers 1B 2 0 53 13 6.5 13 11 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.62
1937 Tigers 3B 41 40 975 120 2.9 111 45 66 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .925 3.07
1937 Tigers C 54 54 1,305 226 4.2 217 190 27 9 6 12 29 11 .960 4.49
1938 Tigers 1B 1 0 7 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 15.43
1938 Tigers C 116 114 2,771 481 4.1 476 406 70 5 10 10 37 26 .990 4.64
1938 Tigers LF 14 14 153 27 1.9 22 21 1 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .815 3.88
1939 Tigers 1B 19 18 465 152 8.0 152 151 1 0 17 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.83
1939 Tigers C 67 61 1,448 326 4.9 321 283 38 5 5 6 24 18 .985 5.99
1940 Tigers 1B 155 155 465 1,512 9.8 1,497 1,390 107 15 101 n/a n/a n/a .990 86.92
1941 Tigers 1B 155 155 465 1,524 9.8 1,503 1,393 110 21 111 n/a n/a n/a .986 87.27
1942 Tigers 1B 152 152 4,089 1,578 10.4 1,559 1,413 146 19 117 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.29
1943 Tigers 1B 155 155 462 1,513 9.8 1,498 1,349 149 15 105 n/a n/a n/a .990 87.55
1944 Tigers 1B 151 150 4,026 1,577 10.4 1,560 1,453 107 17 163 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.46
1945 Tigers 1B 155 155 456 1,596 10.3 1,577 1,464 113 19 142 n/a n/a n/a .988 93.38
1946 Red Sox 1B 154 154 453 1,451 9.4 1,443 1,327 116 8 154 n/a n/a n/a .994 86.01
1947 Red Sox 1B 48 48 1,266 433 9.0 431 395 36 2 45 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.19
1947 White Sox 1B 102 102 2,691 1,008 9.9 1,003 932 71 5 106 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.06
1948 Athletics 1B 14 7 231 83 5.9 82 77 5 1 10 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.58
1B Totals 1,263 1,251 15,129 12,444 9.9 12,322 11,359 963 122 1,072 n/a n/a n/a .990 21.99
C Totals 239 230 5,551 1,039 4.3 1,020 883 137 19 21 30 90 56 .982 4.96
3B Totals 41 40 975 120 2.9 111 45 66 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .925 3.07
LF Totals 14 14 153 27 1.9 22 21 1 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .815 3.88
13 Years 1,557 1,535 21,808 13,630 8.8 13,475 12,308 1,167 155 1,098 30 90 56 .989 16.68

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Rudy York Miscellaneous Stats

1934 Tigers 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 - - -
1937 Tigers 3 2 .600 8 0 n/a 10.7 7.2 3.6 - - -
1938 Tigers 1 2 .333 6 0 n/a 14.0 6.3 3.6 - - -
1939 Tigers 5 0 1.000 19 0 n/a 16.5 6.6 4.8 - - -
1940 Tigers 3 2 .600 0 0 n/a 17.8 6.7 4.4 - - -
1941 Tigers 3 1 .750 0 0 n/a 21.9 6.7 5.3 - - -
1942 Tigers 3 3 .500 1 0 n/a 27.5 8.1 6.4 - - -
1943 Tigers 5 5 .500 0 0 n/a 16.8 6.5 4.8 - - -
1944 Tigers 5 3 .625 1 0 n/a 32.4 8.0 5.9 - - -
1945 Tigers 6 6 .500 0 0 n/a 33.1 7.0 6.8 - - -
1946 Red Sox 3 2 .600 0 0 n/a 34.1 6.2 4.9 - - -
1947 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 30.7 5.8 6.8 - - -
1947 White Sox 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 26.7 7.3 6.3 - - -
1948 Athletics 0 0 .000 19 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 8.5 - - -
13 Years 38 26 .594 56 0 n/a 21.3 6.8 5.1 - - -

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Rudy York Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1934 Detroit Tigers 19 Undetermined - -
1937 Detroit Tigers 20 Undetermined - -
1938 Detroit Tigers 4 Undetermined Stats -
1939 Detroit Tigers 4 Undetermined - -
1940 Detroit Tigers 4 Undetermined - Stats
1941 Detroit Tigers 4 $20,000.00 Stats -
1942 Detroit Tigers 4 Undetermined Stats -
1943 Detroit Tigers 4 Undetermined Stats -
1944 Detroit Tigers 4 Undetermined Stats -
1945 Detroit Tigers 4 Undetermined n/a Stats
1946 Boston Red Sox 3 Undetermined Stats Stats
1947 Boston Red Sox 3 Undetermined Stats -
1947 Chicago White Sox 3 Undetermined Stats -
1948 Philadelphia Athletics 6 Undetermined - -
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Preston Rudolph York was a Major League Baseball player for the Detroit Tigers Boston Red Sox (1946–1947), Chicago White Sox (1947) and Philadelphia Athletics (1948). Rudy, his nickname, was a power-hitting first baseman, who helped behind the plate, and was a top five home run leader in nine separate seasons!

Rudy York Baseball Card
Rudy York | 1938 Goudey Heads-Up Baseball Card (#284) | Baseball Almanac Collection
In September 1927, Babe Ruth hit seventeen home runs, the first Major League player to ever hit that many home runs during any month in baseball history! Why did we mention this here? Because Rudy York surpassed the Bambino in August 1937, setting THREE new - still standing - records for Most Home Runs Ever Hit in Any Month by a Rookie , Most Home Runs Hit in any Month by an American League Player , and Most Home Runs Hit in any Month by a right-handed American League batter !

Did you know that when Rudy York was traded to the Boston Red Sox , in January 1946, for infielder Eddie Lake , he had hit 239 home runs in Detroit - the second most by any Tigers player in history ? Do you know what Hall of Famer had more? [ Answer ]

Did you know that Rudy York did not wait long to make history in Boston , hitting two grand slams in the same game , on July 27, 1946 , driving in ten runs -- the first Red Sox player with a 10-RBI game , since tied by Norm Zauchin , Fred Lynn , and Nomar Garciaparra .

Rudy York Record Setting Box Score
Rudy York Historic Game | The Indianapolis Star | July 28, 1946 | Page 42

Last-Modified: April 11, 2020 5:35 AM EST

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