1950s Slugger Sievers dies at 90.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Roy Sievers, who led the AL in HR and RBI in 1957, has died at the age of 90.

Sievers was one of the last of the St. Louis Browns. He played for the Browns from 1949-1953, winning the ROY award in 1949, when he hit .306-16-91 with an OPS+ of 125.

He played for the Washington Senators from 1954-1959, finishing third for the MVP award in 1957 (behind Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams) when he hit .301-42-114 with an OPS+ of 164. He led the league in total bases that year. He led the AL in SF in 1954.

The following year, Sievers finished 6th in MVP voting after hitting .295-39-108, OPS+ 147.

He spent 1960-1961 with the White Sox, finishing 7th in the MVP voting in 1960 with a mark of .295-28-93, OPS+ 150. He led the AL in intentional walks that year.

From 1962-1964, he was with the Phillies, his last decent year being 1963, before ending his career back with the “new” Washington Senators (the one from the 1950s moved to become the Minnesota Twins) from 1964-1965. (The “new” Senators are now the Texas Rangers).

Primarily a 1B/LF, Sievers also played CF, 3B and RF in his career. A 5x All Star, he got Top-10 MVP consideration 3x and MVP consideration 7x.

He hit .267 in his career with 318 HR. His 162 g. average was .267-27-98, OPS+124. Solid.

 

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