Birdie Tebbetts - 1951 Bowman

George Robert “Birdie” Tebbetts (1912-1999) was one of the top catchers during the 1940s and 1950s, but also enjoyed success as a Major League manager for 11 seasons. Birdie backstopped a Detroit Tigers pitching staff that included Dizzy Trout, Schoolboy Rowe and Tommy Bridges while producing effectively at the plate in a lineup that included Hall of Famers Hank Greenberg, Earl Averill and Charlie Gehringer. Tebbetts played 14 years behind the plate with the Tigers (1936-1942, 1946-1947) the Boston Red Sox (1947-1950) and the Cleveland Indians (1951-1952). Tebbetts was a four-time American League All-Star and helped lead Detroit to the 1940 World Series, where they lost to the Cincinnati Reds in seven games. Birdie Tebbetts finished his playing days with a .270 career batting average with exactly 1,000 hits and 469 runs batted in. Behind the plate, he posted a .978 fielding percentage with a 46% caught stealing percentage. Following his playing days, Tebbetts managed for 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Redlegs (1954-1958), the Milwaukee Braves (1961-1962) and the Cleveland Indians (1963, 1964-1966) compiling a 748-705 record in 1,455 games managed.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT 8 (38)

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