Elbie Fletcher was a get-on-base machine, leading the league consecutively in OBP in 1940 (.418), 1941 (.421), and 1942 (.417). After 12 seasons in the majors between 1934-1949, Fletcher had a career .384 OBP. He also led the league in Walks in 1940 (119) and 1941 (118). In 1940, Elbie Fletcher also led the league in Times Hit by a Pitch (9). In 1943, he was selected to the All-Star team. Fletcher played for the Boston Braves/Bees and Pittsburgh Pirates almost equally throughout his career although it started and ended with Boston.