Walter Evers - 1951 Bowman

Walter Arthur “Hoot” Evers (1921-1991) spent nearly 50 years involved in Major League Baseball, including 12 seasons as a big league outfielder, dividing his time between five different teams. Acquiring his nickname in childhood — the result of his fascination with early cowboy movie star Hoot Gibson — “Hoot” Evers was a star player during the late 1930s at the University of Illinois (where, decades later, he remains among the school's all-time leaders in triples). The Detroit Tigers signed the young prospect as an amateur free agent in 1941, but Hoot played in only a single game before enlisting in the U.S. Army and serving four years during World War II. After returning to the Tigers in 1946, Evers played in only 76 games before breaking an ankle. Finally living up to his potential in what would be his first full season 1947, he had a .296 batting average and a .344 on base percentage. From 1948 to 1959, Hoot hit over .300 each year and batted in 103 runs in both 1948 and 1950. He also led the American League in triples (11) in 1950. In 1951 Evers’ batting average dropped from .323 to .224 and his RBI production dropped from 103 to 46. Though best remembered as a member of the Tigers organization (1941, 1946-1952, 1954), Evers also played for the Boston Red Sox (1952-1954), New York Giants (1954), Baltimore Orioles (1955, 1956), and Cleveland Indians (1955-1956). In 1,142 big league games, Evers hit .278 with 98 home runs, 565 RBIs, and 1,055 hits. He later served for years as a scout and front office executive with the Indians and the Tigers.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9 (11)

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