Bobby Veach

Bobby Veach
Birthdate 06/29/1888
Death Date 08/07/1945
Debut Year 1912
Year of Induction
Teams Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Yankees
Position Left Field

Once a pinch hitter for Babe Ruth, Bobby Veach led all of Major League Baseball in runs batted in and extra base hits from 1915-1922.

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Veach played in one of the greatest outfields of all time with Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford

Veach played in one of the greatest outfields of all time with Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford

The 1915 Tigers outfield is perhaps the greatest of all time. It featured the great Ty Cobb in center, all-time triples leader Sam Crawford in right, and underappreciated Bobby Veach in left. That season first second and third in RBI and total bases, the only time in big league history outfield team
Does Bobby Veach have a case for induction into the Hall of Fame?

Does Bobby Veach have a case for induction into the Hall of Fame?

Veach has numbers for a strong Cooperstown candidacy. Three times he led the league in RBI while posting 100+ in three additional seasons. Twice he lead the league in doubles, once in triples and hits. The leftfielder has a .310 lifetime batting average to go along with a .370 on-base mark. Does Bobby Veach belong in Cooperstown? Hall of Famer Joe Sewell says

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