George Zuverink Stats

George Zuverink was born on Wednesday, August 20, 1924, in Holland, Michigan. Zuverink was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 1951, with the Cleveland Indians. 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 George Zuverink baseball stats page.

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"I didn't play baseball until my senior year, and then I went 0-7. I didn't win a game, but I was still just a skinny kid in high school. After that, I went into the service. (The Cardinals rep) saw me pitch and asked if I'd ever thought about playing professional ball. I said, 'Are you kidding?' Of course I had, but I hadn't really considered it in years. By the time I got back from the service, I was 6-foot-4 and I had gotten stronger. It was really a dream come true (signing with the Tigers), I was always a Tiger fan and grew up listening to the team on the radio as a boy. It was terrific. I got a confidence boost from having a manager who gave me a chance. It's a wonderful feeling for a ballplayer when your manager believes in you." - George Zuverink in Michigan Live (Matthews S. Russell, 08/11/2009, 'Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame - George Zuverink', Source )

George Zuverink

George Zuverink Autograph on a 1958 Topps Baseball Card (#6 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1958top01' title='1958 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

George Zuverink Autograph on a 1958 Topps Baseball Card (#6 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
George Zuverink
Nickname:
None
Born On:
08-20-1924  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Holland, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-08-2014 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Tempe, Arizona
Cemetery:
Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, Arizona
High School:
Holland High School (Holland, MI)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-21-1951 (Age 26)
Last Game:
06-15-1959
Draft:
Not Applicable

George Zuverink

George Zuverink Pitching Stats

1951 27 Indians 16 0 7 0 0 .000 5.33 0 0 0 25.1 114 24 15 17 2 13 1 14 1 1 0 -
1952 28 Indians 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -
1954 30 Redlegs 2 0 1 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 6.0 28 10 6 6 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 -
1954 30 Tigers 35 25 7 9 13 .409 3.59 9 2 4 203.0 869 201 81 93 22 62 0 70 1 8 0 -
1955 31 Tigers 14 1 6 0 5 .000 6.99 0 0 0 28.1 141 38 22 27 6 14 3 13 0 1 0 -
1955 31 Orioles 28 5 16 4 3 .571 2.19 0 0 4 86.1 333 80 21 28 5 17 1 31 2 4 0 -
1956 32 Orioles 62 0 40 7 6 .538 4.16 0 0 16 97.1 432 112 45 52 6 34 9 33 1 3 1 -
1957 33 Orioles 56 0 37 10 6 .625 2.48 0 0 9 112.2 475 105 31 37 9 39 13 36 1 4 0 -
1958 34 Orioles 45 0 23 2 2 .500 3.39 0 0 7 69.0 294 74 26 29 4 17 3 22 2 6 0 -
1959 35 Orioles 6 0 1 0 1 .000 4.15 0 0 0 13.0 55 15 6 7 1 6 0 1 1 0 0 -
8 Years 265 31 139 32 36 .471 3.54 9 2 40 642.1 2,746 660 253 296 56 203 30 223 10 27 1 -

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George Zuverink Hitting Stats

1951 27 Indians 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1952 28 Indians 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1954 30 Redlegs 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
1954 30 Tigers 35 64 1 8 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 14 9 0 0 2 .125 .138 .141
1955 31 Tigers 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1955 31 Orioles 28 23 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 .217 .250 .261
1956 32 Orioles 62 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7 4 0 0 0 .118 .167 .118
1957 33 Orioles 56 23 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 2 0 0 0 .130 .231 .130
1958 34 Orioles 45 9 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .444
1959 35 Orioles 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000
8 Years 266 142 5 21 2 1 0 0 7 9 0 39 16 0 0 3 .148 .199 .176

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George Zuverink Fielding Stats

1951 Indians P 16 0 76 9 0.6 8 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.84
1952 Indians P 1 0 4 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1954 Redlegs P 2 0 18 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1954 Tigers P 35 25 609 67 1.9 64 18 46 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.84
1955 Tigers P 14 1 85 8 0.6 8 2 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54
1955 Orioles P 28 5 259 29 1.0 26 7 19 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .897 2.71
1956 Orioles P 62 0 292 25 0.4 25 8 17 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.31
1957 Orioles P 56 0 338 31 0.6 31 5 26 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.48
1958 Orioles P 45 0 207 23 0.5 23 4 19 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1959 Orioles P 6 0 39 4 0.7 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.77
P Totals 265 31 1,927 197 0.7 190 45 145 7 10 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.66
8 Years 265 31 1,927 197 0.7 190 45 145 7 10 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.66

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George Zuverink Miscellaneous Stats

1951 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.08 4.97 4.62
1952 Indians 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 6.75 0.00
1954 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.00 3.00 1.50
1954 Tigers 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.6 21.3 1.13 3.10 2.75
1955 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.93 4.13 4.45
1955 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.6 0.0 1.82 3.23 1.77
1956 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 8.5 0.97 3.05 3.14
1957 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 0.0 0.92 2.88 3.12
1958 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.29 2.87 2.22
1959 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.17 0.69 4.15
8 Years 0 1 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.6 20.3 1.10 3.12 2.84

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Did you know that George Zuverink, on April 21, 1957, was part of a unique baseball oddity which has only occurred seven times in Major League history? He relieved out of the Orioles bullpen in both ends of a doubleheader and won Game 1 , but lost Game 2 - not that odd. However, Dick Hyde relieved in both ends of that same doubleheader for the Senators and lost Game 1 , but won Game 2 . Two relievers, two games, same day, both received both the decisions and both split the wins and losses evenly.

On June 21, 1956 , George Zuverink pitched 1-inning in relief allowing no-hits, Connie Johnson was the starter, he had allowed 1-hit across the first seven innings. The 1-hit duo faced White Sox lefty Jack Harshman , who had allowed 1-hit himself, winning the game, making this only the fourth opposing one-hitters in Major League history.

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