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Bob Elliott

Jesse Russell

Published July 20th 2012
ISBN : 9785512223222
Paperback
134 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Irving Elliott (November 26, 1916 - May 4, 1966) was an American third baseman and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Braves.MoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Irving Elliott (November 26, 1916 - May 4, 1966) was an American third baseman and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Braves. He contributed some of the happiest memories to the Braves final Boston years, winning the 1947 National League Most Valuable Player Award and earning the nickname Mr. Team. The following season, his power hitting helped lift Boston to its second NL pennant since 1901, the teams last before relocating to Milwaukee. He was the second major league third baseman to have five seasons of 100 runs batted in, joining Pie Traynor, and retired with the highest career slugging average (.440) of any NL third baseman. He also led the league in assists three times and in putouts and double plays twice each, and ended his career among the NL leaders in games (8th, 1262), assists (7th, 2547), total chances (10th, 4113) and double plays (4th, 231) at third base.