Tuesday, April 19, 2016

1922 American Caramel 240 Series: Bobby Veach, Detroit Tigers, OF

     Bobby Veach played 14 seasons in the majors for the Tigers, Red Sox, Senators, and Yankees from 1912-1925.  He had a very productive season for the Tigers in 1922, appearing at the plate 705 times in 155 games played.  Veach hit a near career-high 202 Hits in 1922, which he exceeded only once during his career during the previous season with 207 Hits in 1921.    He also knocked in 126 RBI, while scoring 96 Runs with a .327 Batting Avg.  Veach was a league leader of multiple categories throughout his career like Hits ('19), Doubles ('15,'19), Triples ('19), RBI ('15,'17,'18), and Putouts as LF ('15,'17,'18,'19,'20,'21,'22).  He was actually a strong defensive player, often reaching the league top 5 in Putouts, Assists, Double Plays Turned, Range Factor, and Fielding % as a LF.  Veach remained with his original Tigers team for one more full season before going to the Red Sox in 1924.  His sole World Series appearance would occur against the Pirates as a Senator in 1925.  Veach would spend the rest of his professional career in minors after the '25WS until 1930.

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