Enos Slaughter
Enos Bradsher Slaughter

Bats Left
Throws Right
Height 5'9
Weight 192

Born April 27, 1916
Roxboro, NC
Died August 12, 2002
Durham, NC (Complications from colon surgery)

Batting  

 Year Ag Tm     G   AB    H  2B  3B  HR    R  RBI   BB    K HBP  IW  SB  CS    BA  lgBA   SLG lgSLG   TB 
+-----------+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+
 1938 22 NDA    1    1    1   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0 1.000  .272 1.000  .411    1                                                                                 
 1939 23 NDA  154  627  173  41   5  19   84   94   42   61   3   1   4   3  .276  .277  .448  .412  281       
 1940 24 NDA  129  499  143  21  10  27   83  116   47   33   1   0   5   0  .287  .266  .531  .414  265       
 1941 25 NDA   65   57   19   2   0   2   14   10   10    3   0   1   0   0  .333  .268  .474  .403   27       
 1942 26 NDA  153  610  171  21  10  16   96   85   79   53   3   0   9   6  .280  .265  .426  .394  260       

 1943 27 NDA   Military Service                                                                                
 1944 28 NDA   Military Service                                                                                
 1945 29 NDA   Military Service                                                                                
 1946 30 NDA  154  601  162  32   8  26   96  106   64   58   1   2   3   1  .270  .268  .479  .395  288       
 1947 31 NDA   82  158   50   5   4   7   34   39   21   10   1   2   0   0  .316  .281  .532  .422   84       

 1948 32 NDA  134  506  176  27   5   8   80   90   87   21   1   2   0   0  .348  .273  .468  .404  237       
 1949 33 NDA  154  593  174  31  10   9  103  114   97   28   0   0   3   2  .293  .274  .425  .406  252       
 1950 34 NDA  105  282   76  13   2   6   33   45   24   20   2   1   0   0  .270  .272  .394  .406  111       
 1951 35 NDA  101  271   64  13   2   7   32   29   40   19   4   1   6   0  .236  .264  .376  .398  102       
 1952 36 NDA  154  613  196  19  13  20  117   84   69   35   1   1   6   1  .320  .262  .491  .392  301      

 1953 37 NDA  154  630  178  38   8   6   86   72   78   35   2   0   4   4  .283  .281  .397  .427  250       
 1955 39 NDA   97  176   44   9   5   3   25   21   22    6   1   0   0   0  .250  .264  .409  .442   72       
 1956 40 NDA   77  188   54   6   2   1   25   18   15   10   2   1   0   0  .287  .263  .356  .413   67       
 1957 41 NDA   10    8    1   0   0   0    2    1    2    2   0   0   0   0  .125  .256  .125  .404    1       
 1958 42 FRE   99  100   28   1   3   2   12   18   18   10   1   1   3   1  .280  .255  .410  .393   41       
 1959 43 FRE                                                                                                   
+-----------+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+
 17 Seasons  1823 5920 1710 279  87 159  922  942  715  404  23  13  43  18  .289  .269  .446  .407 2640  
+-----------+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+
 16 Yrs. NDA 1724 5820 1682 278  84 157  910  924  697  394  22  12  40  17  .289  .270  .447  .408 2599       
  1 Yrs, FRE   99  100   28   1   3   2   12   18   18   10   1   1   3   1  .280  .255  .410  .393   41       
+-----------+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+
 154 Gm  Avg  154  500  144  24   7  13   78   80   60   34   2   1   4   2  .289  ----  .446  ----  223
 Career High  154  627  196  41  13  27  117  116   97   61   4   2   9   6  .348  ----  .531  ----  301
+-----------+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+
 Year Ag Tm     G   AB    H  2B  3B  HR    R  RBI   BB    K HBP  IW  SB  CS    BA  lgBA   SLG lgSLG   TB 

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Postseason Batting

 Year Tm  Opp WLser  G   AB    H  2B  3B  HR    R  RBI   BB    K HBP  IW  SB  CS    BA   SLG   TB 
+------------------+--+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+---+-----+-----+----+
 1946 NDA PAW   W    4   13    4   1   1   0    1    2    2    2   0   1   0   0  .308  .538    7
 1947 NDA BRK   L    2    2    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0  .000  .000    0
 1948 NDA BRK   L    7   23    8   1   0   0    4    5    5    1   0   0   0   0  .348  .591    9
 1949 NDA FRE   W    7   23    6   2   0   0    6    3    8    2   0   0   0   0  .348  .591    8
 1958 FRE MON   L    4    3    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0  .000  .000    0
+------------------+--+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+---+-----+-----+----+
               2-3  24   64   18   4   1   0   11   10   15    5   0   1   0   0  .281  .375   24
+------------------+--+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+---+-----+-----+----+

WLser shows whether the player's team Won or Lost the series.


Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards  

Stats are Year-Value-Rank

ALL-STAR
1940
1949

Average
1948-.348-5
1952-.320-4

Home Runs
1940-27-10
1946-26-7

RBI
1940-116-4
1946-106-3
1949-114-7

Doubles
1953-38-8

Triples
1942-10-4
1946-8-9
1949-10-6
1952-13-4

Stolen Bases
1952-6-7

Runs
1952-117-2

Hits
1952-196-5

At Bats
1942-610-10
1953-630-10


Transactions

January 1, 1938: Drafted 1st round (4th overall) by North Dallas. (BR>January 19, 1958: Signed as a Free Agent by Fremont.


Biography
The first 13 seasons of his career were spent with the St. Louis Cardinals and he was a part of four World Series Championship teams there. He appeared in 10 consecutive All-Star games and hit .391. In 1946, he led the National League with 130 RBIs.

Slaughter had 2,383 hits, including 169 HRs and 1,304 RBIs in 2,380 games in his career.

"He was one of the great hustlers of baseball," said Stan Musial, Hall of Famer and Cardinals teammate in a wire report. "He loved baseball. He always ran hard and played hard."

Slaughter made his debut with the Cardinals in 1938 and he stayed with the team, except for 3 years of service in World War II, until he was traded to the New York Yankees in 1954. His baseball career ended with his retirement in 1959.

One of the biggest moments of his career came during the 1946 World Series in Game 7. In the 8th inning, he scored the tiebreaking run from first base on a hit from Harry Walker. It is often called the "Mad Dash" and it is remembered by St. Louis fans through a statue depicting the moment outside Busch Stadium.

"On that particular play, he outran the ball the last 10 years. He just outran it. It was an exciting play and won the series for us," Musial said.

He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1985 (he first became eligible in 1964). Some speculated that the delay came from Slaughter's alleged involvement in 2 incidents involving Jackie Robinson.

The first was an attempt to organize a strike against Robinson in 1947. National League president Ford Frick threatened punishment for any player involved in a strike -- suspension from the league.

Slaughter denied any involvement in a plan for a strike and he addressed that in an interview with AP in 1994:

"There's been a hell of a lot of stuff written on that because I was a Southern boy. It's just a lot of baloney."

Another incident came in August 1947 when the Dodgers felt Slaughter tried spike Robinson at first base. Slaughter denied any wrongdoing.

"I've never deliberately spiked anyone in my life," he said.

His illness forced Slaughter to miss this year's Hall of Fame ceremonies when another Cardinal, Ozzie Smith, was inducted into the Hall. It was the first induction he had missed since his own in 1985.



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