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Lou BoudreauTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1938-1952 MLB Years: 1938-1952
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsSS-1539, 3B-57, 1B-16, C-3, 2B-3Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLouis Boudreau
Height5-11Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 17,1917PlaceHarvey,Illinois
Death DateAugust 10,2001 [84.024]
High SchoolThornton Township (Harvey,IL)
CollegeUniversity of Illinois (Urbana,IL)
MLB DebutSeptember 9,1938 [21.054]
OrganizationsCLE [13] BOS [2] Awards1Awards Voting10-896
TBC Player ID9047Retrosheet IDboudl101MLBAM ID111272
RelationshipsFather-in-law of Denny McLain
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Player Notes:   The Cleveland Indians retired his #5 on July 9,1970
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed61Power70Contact53XBH68RBIs66Runs50Hitting81Durability72Team.534Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1938Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle343b2011000000001000000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.37150.000.000.000.000.000.00
1939Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss2153225425815401921282403005.258.340.360.7008119256.289.102.231.32910.949.380.860.000.0032.76
1940Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss221556279718546109101637339240023.295.370.443.81327865706.304.148.270.37210.345.520.531.2769.6735.14
1941Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss231485799514945810569485573140011.257.355.415.77024063681.271.158.313.36012.488.370.671.4757.9042.28
1942Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss2414750657143181025871675394190012.283.379.370.74918730604.303.087.217.36112.426.460.520.33253.0020.98
1943Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss25152539691543273674790310200012.286.388.388.77620942649.299.102.263.37513.874.780.340.46179.6727.27
1944Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss261505849119145536711373395190010.327.406.437.84325553681.347.110.248.39810.725.730.530.44194.6727.75
1945Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss279734550106241348043520220009.307.374.409.78314128402.320.102.191.3748.714.980.570.75115.0026.42
1946Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss28140515511513066626740141150011.293.345.410.75521142571.293.117.192.3557.012.450.351.0585.8327.81
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss2915053879165453467106710414009.307.388.424.81222852623.307.117.243.38010.751.610.150.64134.5031.52
1948Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss3015256011619934618106329892160015.355.453.534.98729958676.340.179.355.45514.501.330.092.6631.1129.15
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss31134475531352034600170104120019.284.381.364.74517327561.284.080.225.35812.481.780.140.71118.7520.00
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle5ss328126023701321291231513009.269.349.346.6959016295.272.077.192.32910.511.690.160.34260.0022.86
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos4ss33822733773181547103012640010.267.353.396.74910824313.266.129.242.3509.583.830.401.6054.6032.88
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos4ss-3b3442100002000001000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter164660298611779385666878951507963093416400155.295.380.415.79525005197023.303.120.252.00011.334.400.390.9788.6629.17
Cleveland Indians Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter156057548231706367656374050507662972815900145.296.382.416.79823924956707.305.120.252.00011.424.430.390.9491.3329.02
Boston Red Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter862753873181549103012650010.265.350.393.74310824316.264.128.240.0009.493.800.401.5855.0032.88
Average MLB - Per 162 games162593851753867785578303160015.295.380.415.79524651691.303.120.252.00011.334.400.390.9788.6629.17

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1938Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle203B1---------------1100.00.7
1939Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle21SS53--1031841431301287.9535.42------53100.034.4
1940Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22SS155--27745424116755731.9684.72------155100.0100.6
1941Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23SS147--2964442697766740.9665.03------14899.395.5
1942Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24SS146--28142626107733707.9654.84------14799.394.8
1943Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25SS152--32848825122841816.9705.37------152100.099.3
1943Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25C1--31--441.0004.00------1520.70.7
1944Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26SS149--33951619134874855.9785.74------15099.396.8
1944Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26C1--11--221.0002.00------1500.70.6
1945Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27SS97--217289973515506.9835.22------97100.066.9
1946Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28SS139--3154052294742720.9705.18------14099.390.3
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29SS148--30547514120794780.9825.27------15098.796.1
1948Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30SS151--29748320119800780.9755.17------15299.397.4
1948Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30C1---------------1520.70.6
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31SS88--176272878456448.9825.09------13465.757.1
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle313B38--3476413114110.9652.89------13428.424.7
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle311B6--413-344441.0007.33------1344.53.9
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle312B1--22-1441.0004.00------1340.70.6
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32SS61--118170444292288.9864.72------8175.339.6
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle321B8--345-239391.0004.88------819.95.2
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle323B2--31--441.0002.00------812.51.3
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle322B2--1---111.0000.50------812.51.3
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33SS52--801531245245233.9514.48------8263.433.8
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos333B15--1027253937.9492.47------8218.39.7
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos331B2--411165.8332.50------822.41.3
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos343B1---------------425.00.6
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34SS1---1--111.0001.00------425.00.6
MLB Totals for SS - 14 season(s)-   SS1539--31324760223118081157892.9735.13------15390.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 5 season(s)-   3B57--47104618157151.9622.65------570.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B16--799168988.9895.50------160.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B3--32-1551.0001.67------30.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C3--42--661.0002.00------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1938Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20-----1-----
1939Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle21----53------
1940Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22----155------
1941Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23----147------
1942Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24----146------
1943Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25-1--152------
1944Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26-1--149------
1945Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27----97------
1946Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28----139------
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29----148------
1948Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30-1--151------
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31--618838-----
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32--82612-----
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33--2-5215-----
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34----11-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1948Cleveland IndiansWorld SeriesMLB30622164003001100000.273.304.455.75910423.286.182.2274.354.351.000.000.0066.67
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs622164003001100000.273.304.455.75910423.286.182.2274.354.351.000.000.0066.67

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1942Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle24Manager1547579.48728.04 
1943Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle25Manager1538271.53615.53 
1944Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle26Manager1547282.46817.06 
1945Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle27Manager1457372.50311.05 
1946Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle28Manager1546886.44236.06 
1947Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle29Manager1548074.51917.04 
1948Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle30Manager1559758.626--1 Won World Series (Braves)
1949Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle31Manager1548965.5788.03 
1950Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle32Manager1549262.5976.04 
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos34Manager1547678.49419.06 
1953Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos35Manager1538469.54916.04 
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos36Manager1546985.44842.04 
1955Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc137Manager1546391.40933.06 
1956Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc138Manager15452102.33845.08 
1957Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc139Manager1535994.38638.57 
1958Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn40Broadcaster1547282.46820.06Bob Scheffing
1959Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn41Broadcaster1547480.48113.05Bob Scheffing
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn42Manager1546094.39035.07 
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn43Broadcaster1546490.41629.07Vedie Himsl,El Tappe,Harry Craft,Lou Klein
1962Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn44Broadcaster16259103.36442.59Lou Klein,El Tappe,Charlie Metro
1963Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn45Broadcaster1628280.50617.07Bob Kennedy
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn46Broadcaster1627686.46917.08Bob Kennedy
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn47Broadcaster1627290.44425.08Bob Kennedy,Lou Klein
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn48Broadcaster16259103.36436.010Leo Durocher
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn49Broadcaster1618774.54014.03Leo Durocher
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn50Broadcaster1628478.51913.03Leo Durocher
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn51Broadcaster1629270.5688.02Leo Durocher
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn52Broadcaster1628478.5195.02Leo Durocher
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn53Broadcaster1628379.51214.03Leo Durocher
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn54Broadcaster1558570.54811.02Whitey Lockman,Leo Durocher
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn55Broadcaster1617784.4785.05Whitey Lockman
1974Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn56Broadcaster1626696.40722.06Jim Marshall,Whitey Lockman
1975Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn57Broadcaster1627587.46317.55Jim Marshall
1976Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn58Broadcaster1627587.46326.04Jim Marshall
1977Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn59Broadcaster1628181.50020.04Herman Franks
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn60Broadcaster1627983.48811.03Herman Franks
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn61Broadcaster1628082.49418.05Joey Amalfitano,Herman Franks
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn62Broadcaster1626498.39527.06Preston Gomez,Joey Amalfitano
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn63Broadcaster1033865.36921.56Joey Amalfitano
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn64Broadcaster1627389.45119.05Lee Elia
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn65Broadcaster1627191.43819.05Charlie Fox,Lee Elia
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn66Broadcaster1619665.596--1Jim FreyLost NLCS (Padres)
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn67Broadcaster1617784.47823.54Jim Frey
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn68Broadcaster1607090.43837.05Gene Michael,Jim Frey,John Vukovich
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn69Broadcaster1617685.47218.56Frank Lucchesi,Gene Michael
* 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
1948American League Most Valuable Player1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1952-10-15Released by Red Sox. 
1952-01-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1951-10-31Released by Red Sox. 
1950-11-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1950-11-21Released by Indians. 
1938-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
* 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.