Wally Berger

Wally Berger
Birthdate 10/10/1905
Death Date 11/30/1988
Debut Year 1930
Year of Induction
Teams Braves, Giants, Phillies, Reds
Position Center Field

Wally Berger slammed 38 homers in 1930 to set the rookie record; that season he also hit .310 with a .614 slugging percentage and 119 RBI.

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From 1930-1936 Berger hit .305 & averaged 28 HR and 103 RBI per year

From 1930-1936 Berger hit .305 & averaged 28 HR and 103 RBI per year

Wally Berger slammed 100 minor league homers including 40 in 1929 to earn a big league call up. His long ball swing translated well to baseball’s highest level. In Berger’s first year in the majors he set the rookie record with 38 bombs. Playing for a second-division Braves team, Berger
Four-time All Star Wally Berger was named on MVP ballots in 5 straight seasons

Four-time All Star Wally Berger was named on MVP ballots in 5 straight seasons

From 1930-1937 Wally Berger toiled in relative obscurity for the lowly Boston Braves. The NL’s starting centerfielder in baseball’s first All Star Game, Berger made the four consecutive Mid Summer Classic squads. In his first season Berger set MLB’s record for homers by a rookie. H

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