Bob Elliott - 1951 Bowman

Robert Irving “Bob” Elliott (1916-1966) was the reigning National League Most Valuable Player when he led the Boston Braves to their last NL pennant while located in Beantown. Though he came up in 1939 with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder, manager Frankie Frisch moved him to third base to utilize his strong arm. From 1939 to 1946, Elliott played the hit corner for the “Buccos” and averaged .292 at the plate while clouting 1.142 hits including 50 home runs and driving in 633 runs. On July 15, 1945, Bob hit for the cycle against the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1946, Elliott was shipped to the Boston Braves for Hall of Famer Billy Herman in what many considered (including Herman) and extremely lopsided trade. Herman, Elmer Singleton, Stan Wentzel and Whitey Wietelman played a total 127 games for the Pirates and Elliott went on to win the National League Most Valuable Player award. Now playing in the friendly environs at Braves Field as opposed to the cavernous Forbes Field, Bob increased his home run totals and hit 20 or more dingers in three of the next four years. In 1947, nicknamed “Mr. Team” by the Braves squad, led his team in all major categories with 22 HRs, 113 RBI and the NL’s second best .317 batting average to earn the MVP award. He became the first third baseman to win the NL’s coveted award and the first player on a non-pennant winning team to capture the award. Elliott had six seasons of his 15 in the Major Leagues with 100 or more RBI and led the NL in walks in 1948. The seven-time All-Star played for the Pirates (1939-1946), the Braves (1947-1951), the New York Giants (1952), the St. Louis Browns (1953) and the Chicago White Sox (1953). Over 15 years in the Majors, Bob Elliott amassed 2,061 hits including 382 doubles and 170 home runs, scored 1,064 runs and drove in another 1,195 while batting .289 for his career. Following his playing days, Elliott managed the San Diego Padres and the Sacramento Solons of the Pacific Coast League until he was tapped to managed the Kansas City Athletics for one season where he compiled a 58-96 record in 155 games. 



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9 (13)

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