Friday, July 3, 2015

1949 Bowman #143: Bob Dillinger, St. Louis Browns, 3B

Bob Dillinger was primarily known as a St. Louis Brown, playing for 4 different teams over 6 seasons between 1946-1951.  Dillinger made the All-Star team in 1949, leading the A.L. in Stolen Bases for 3 consecutive years, and in Hits during the previous season.  In 1949, Dillinger was also 2nd in the league in Triples, and 3rd in Batting Average.  Defensively, he led the league in Putouts at 3B in 1947, and ranked 2nd the following two seasons, including 2nd in Double Plays Turned at 3B in 1948.  Dillinger was traded to the Athletics after the '49 season, and would play for 2 other teams in '50 and '51 before ending his MLB career.

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