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Hank SauerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1941-1959 MLB Years: 1941-1959
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Major Award Winner

PositionsOF-1228, 1B-38Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameHenry John Sauer
Height6-4Weight199BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 17,1917PlacePittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Death DateAugust 24,2001 [84.160]
MLB DebutSeptember 9,1941 [24.176]
OrganizationsCHN [7] CIN [5] SFN [2] NY1 [1] SLN [1] Awards1Awards Voting6-242
TBC Player ID17583Retrosheet IDsaueh101MLBAM ID121710
RelationshipsBrother of Ed Sauer
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the International League Hall of Fame in 2008
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed38Power91Contact50XBH83RBIs60Runs64Hitting70Durability61Team.457Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1941Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28of249334104005001400001.303.324.424.74814434.345.121.152.3442.9411.764.000.000.0040.00
1942Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin281b25720450024002200000.250.318.550.86811222.188.300.400.4039.099.091.009.0910.0040.00
1945Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28of28311161834105202061600000.293.328.431.759506122.305.138.207.3584.9213.112.674.1023.2017.65
1948Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29,45of31145530781382213597206085440010.260.340.504.84426758598.251.244.360.38510.0314.211.425.8515.1442.03
1949Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29of324215222366041600181900008.237.318.355.6735410170.248.118.237.31910.5911.181.062.3538.0027.78
1949Chicago CubsNLMLBchn43of329635759104171278300374731005.291.363.571.93420445398.272.280.384.4219.3011.811.276.7813.2243.27
1949Totals for NL-NL         138509811402313199005566310013.275.349.507.85625855568.265.232.340.3909.6811.621.205.4616.4239.29
1950Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9of331455408514832232103106067300015.274.350.519.86928066603.263.245.357.3879.9511.111.125.3116.8844.59
1951Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9of34141525771381943089214577310010.263.325.486.81125553574.258.223.310.3667.8413.411.715.2317.5038.41
1952Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9of351515678915331337121127792410014.270.361.531.89230171649.265.261.395.40511.8614.181.195.7015.3246.41
1953Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9of36108395611041651960005056200012.263.349.473.82218740447.266.210.337.36911.1912.531.124.2520.7938.46
1954Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9of37142520981501814110321706862708.288.375.563.93829360605.261.275.412.41711.5711.240.976.7812.6840.00
1955Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9of3879261295581122800264720108.211.286.387.67310121290.212.176.276.3058.9716.211.814.1421.7538.18
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln10of397515111454052400253130235.298.403.424.827649181.342.126.291.37213.8117.131.242.7630.2020.00
1957New York GiantsNLMLBny16of401273784698141267610495900227.259.343.508.85119241429.244.249.381.37311.4213.751.206.0614.5441.84
1958San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn6of4188236275980124600353740224.250.354.436.79010320277.249.186.335.35212.6413.361.064.3319.6733.90
1959San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn6of421315110011000700000.067.067.267.3344115.000.200.200.1400.0046.670.006.6715.00100.00
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter13994796709127820019288876114561714349147107.266.347.496.84323805075414.260.230.348.00010.3613.191.275.3216.6539.67
Chicago Cubs Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter862316549885214117198587643654542358072.269.348.512.86016213563566.259.243.359.00010.2412.731.245.5515.9841.78
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter234851126223331461424087126440019.262.333.465.79839680946.261.203.310.0009.2013.321.454.8618.5035.87
New York Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1273784698141267610495900227.259.343.508.85119241429.244.249.381.00011.4213.751.206.0614.5441.84
San Francisco Giants Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter101251286080134700354440224.239.339.426.76510721292.240.187.327.00011.9915.071.264.4519.3135.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter7515111454052400253130235.298.403.424.827649181.342.126.291.00013.8117.131.242.7630.2020.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625558214823233101106583412112.266.347.496.84327659627.260.230.348.00010.3613.191.275.3216.6539.67

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1941Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24OF8--211112322.9572.75------988.95.2
1942Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin251B4--374184241.97610.25------757.12.6
1945Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28OF28--69-2-7169.9722.46------3190.318.2
1945Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin281B3--315143736.97312.00------319.71.9
1948Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31OF132--2701486292284.9732.15------14591.086.3
1948Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin311B12--898149897.9908.08------1458.37.8
1949Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32OF96--1991042213209.9812.18------96100.062.3
1949Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32OF39--10265-113108.9562.77------4292.925.3
1949Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin321B1--1---111.0001.00------422.40.6
1950Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33OF125--2361291257248.9651.98------14586.281.7
1950Chicago CubsNLMLBchn331B18--14517411166162.9769.00------14512.411.8
1951Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34OF132--2861962311305.9812.31------14193.685.7
1952Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35OF151--3271763350344.9832.28------151100.098.1
1953Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36OF105--221571233226.9702.15------10897.268.2
1954Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37OF141--2828112301290.9632.06------14299.391.6
1955Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38OF68--122421128126.9841.85------7986.144.4
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln39OF37--552-157571.0001.54------7549.324.0
1957New York GiantsNLMLBny140OF98--12541-130129.9921.32------12777.263.6
1958San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn41OF67--9335110196.9501.43------8876.143.5
1959San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn42OF1---------------137.70.6
MLB Totals for OF - 14 season(s)-   OF1228--2408105672125802513.9742.05------12280.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B38--30334727344337.9808.87------380.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1941Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24---------8-
1942Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25--4--------
1945Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28--3------28-
1948Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31--12------132-
1949Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32---------96-
1949Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32--1------39-
1950Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33--18------125-
1951Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34---------132-
1952Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35---------151-
1953Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36---------105-
1954Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37---------141-
1955Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38---------68-
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln39---------37-
1957New York GiantsNLMLBny140---------98-
1958San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn41---------67-
1959San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn42---------1-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn62Hitting Coach1627191.43819.54Joe Altobelli,Dave Bristol
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1952National League Most Valuable Player1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1959-08-25Released by Giants. 
1956-10-26ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1956-10-16Released by Cardinals. 
1956-03-30TradeTraded by Cubs to Cardinals for Pete Whisenant. 
1949-06-15TradeTraded by Reds with Frank Baumholtz to Cubs for Peanuts Lowrey and Harry Walker. 
1939-10-14Selected by Reds from Yankees in the minor league draft. 
1937-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.