Saturday, November 24, 2012

1951 Topps #9 - Roy Sievers

Roy Sievers (b. 1926) played in the majors from 1949 to 1965 for the Browns, Senators, White Sox and Phillies.  He had 1,703 career hits, 318 home runs and a .267 batting average.  He was the 1949 AL Rookie of the Year, the first year the award was given out  in each league.

Sievers would finish as high as 3rd in the AL MVP Award voting (1957, when he hit a career high 42 home runs) and was a 4-time All Star.  He was a member of the St. Louis Browns during their final year of existence (1953), but was traded to the Washington Senators for Gil Coan before he could me a member of the Baltimore Orioles.

Sievers signed a baseball for me TTM a while back, you can read about it here.

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