Riggs Stephenson

Riggs Stephenson
Birthdate 01/05/1898
Death Date 11/15/1985
Debut Year 1921
Year of Induction
Teams Cubs, Indians
Positions Left Field, Second Base, Third Base

Riggs Stephenson has a .336 lifetime average is the highest for a right-hander among players not enshrined at Cooperstown; his career OBP is .407.

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The 1929 Cubs outfield of Stephenson, Kiki Cuyler, and Hack Wilson each drove in 100+ runs

The 1929 Cubs outfield of Stephenson, Kiki Cuyler, and Hack Wilson each drove in 100+ runs

Riggs Stephenson retired with a .336 lifetime batting average. Among non Hall of Famers from the 1900s, that’s the highest career mark outside of Joe Jackson and Lefty O’Doul. Stephenson hit .319 or better each of the 12 seasons he appeared in at least 40 games. He hit .320 or better in
Stephenson never received as much as 2% of the Cooperstown vote from the writers

Stephenson never received as much as 2% of the Cooperstown vote from the writers

Despite his gaudy career numbers, Riggs Stephenson only appeared on the writers’ ballot four times. He never received as much as 2% of the vote. He appears occasionally on the Veterans Committee ballot but has not earned much support there either. The knock against Stephenson is the length of
Riggs Stephenson retired with a .336 lifetime average; Babe Herman's was .324

Riggs Stephenson retired with a .336 lifetime average; Babe Herman's was .324

Riggs Stephenson retired with a .336 lifetime average. Babe Herman’s .324 mark over the course of his 13-year career is not that far behind. Herman received consideration in Most Valuable Player voting in four seasons. His career was highlighted by his 1930 season in which he slugged 35 homer

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