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Glenn Beckert

Glenn Beckert
Second baseman
Born: (1940-10-12) October 12, 1940
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1965, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
April 27, 1975, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average .283
Hits 1,473
Runs batted in 360
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Glenn Alfred Beckert (born October 12, 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League as a second baseman for the Chicago Cubs for nine seasons from 1965 to 1973 before ending his career with the San Diego Padres in 1975.[1][2]

Contents

  • Baseball career 1
  • Career statistics 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

Baseball career

Beckert was drafted from Allegheny College as an amateur free agent by the Boston Red Sox in 1962, then selected by Chicago Cubs from Red Sox in the first-year minor league draft.[3] He spent three years in the minors as a shortstop, where he led the Pacific Coast League in putouts and assists in 1964.[4] Following the sudden death of Cubs second baseman, Ken Hubbs in 1964, the Cubs brought Beckert to the major leagues as their second baseman for the 1965 season.[4]

Beckert played nine seasons as the Cubs' second baseman.[1] During his entire Cub tenure, he played alongside shortstop Don Kessinger.[4] Beckert led the National League in assists during his rookie year, and went on to become a four-time All-Star.[1] He was a tough batter, leading the league five times in fewest strikeouts per at bats.[4] In 1968, he led the league in runs and won the National League Gold Glove Award for second baseman.[5][6] He had his best offensive season in 1971 when he had a .342 batting average to finish third in the National League batting championship behind Joe Torre and Ralph Garr.[7]

After the 1973 season, he was traded along with Bobby Fenwick to the San Diego Padres for Jerry Morales.[3] Beckert was a utility infielder and pinch hitter with the Padres before being released in April 1975. He is an inductee in the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.[8]

Career statistics

In an 11-year career, Beckert played in 1,320 games, accumulating 1,473 hits in 5,208 at bats for a .283 career batting average along with 22 home runs and 360 runs batted in.[1] He posted a .973 career fielding percentage.[1]

See also

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
  • Miracle Collapse: The 1969 Chicago Cubs
  • , Baseball Digest, June 1993Fans Still Carry the Torch for Also-Ran '69 Cubs

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Glenn Beckert at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Glenn Beckert at Baseball Almanac
  3. ^ a b Glenn Beckert Trades and Transactions at Baseball Almanac
  4. ^ a b c d Glenn Beckert at The Baseball Library
  5. ^ 1968 National League Batting Leaders at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ 1968 National League Gold Glove Award winners at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ 1971 National League Batting Leaders at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame
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