The Infield

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Catcher: Jim Hegan

Career with Indians: 1941-1942, 1946-1957

All-Star Appearances: 5

Best Year: 1954

Stats: 139 G, 423 AB, 56 R, 99 H, 12 2B, 7 3B, 11 HR, 40 HR, 0 SB, 34 BB, 48 K, .234 BA, .289 OBP, .374 SLG, 0.9 WAR

Fact: Threw out 49.8% of base-runners in his 17-year career, good enough for 17th all-time.

1st Base: Luke Easter

Career with Indians: 1949-1954

All-Star Appearances: 0

Best Year: 1950

Stats: 141 G, 540 AB, 96 R, 151 H, 20 2B, 4 3B, 28 HR, 107 RBI, 0 SB, 70 BB, 95 K, .280 BA, .373 OBP, .487 SLG, 3.1 WAR

Fact: From 1950-1952, Easter ranked in the top 10 in both home runs and RBI’s.

2nd Base: Bobby Avila

Career with Indians: 1949-1958

All-Star Appearances: 3

Best Year: 1954

Stats: 143 G, 555 AB, 112 R, 189 H, 27 2B, 2 3B, 15 HR, 67 RBI, 9 SB, 59 BB, 31 K, .341 BA, .402 OBP, .477 SLG, 7.0 WAR

Fact: Won the 1954 AL batting title, with a .341 batting average.

Shortstop: George Strickland

Career with Indians: 1952-1957, 1959-1960

All-Star Appearances: 0

Best Year: 1953

Stats: 123 G, 419 AB, 43 R, 119 H, 17 2B, 4 3B, 5 HR, 47 RBI, 0 SB, 51 BB, 52 K, .281 BA, .362 OBP, .379 SLG, 4.2 WAR

Fact: Would later go on to manage the Tribe, but only briefly in 1964 and 1966.

3rd Base: Al Rosen

Career with Indians: 1947-1956

All-Star Appearances: 4

Best Year: 1953

Stats: 155 G, 599 AB, 115 R, 201 H, 27 2B, 5 3B, 43 HR, 145 RBI, 8 SB, 85 BB, 48 K, .336 BA, .422 OBP, .613 SLG, 10.1 WAR

Fact: Won the AL MVP in 1953, while finishing 1 hit away from winning the Triple Crown.

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