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Vern Stephens
Vernon Decatur Stephens (Junior,Buster)

Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 5' 10", Weight 185 lb.

MLB Debut September 13, 1941
Final Game June 30, 1955
Born October 23, 1920 in McAlister, NM
Died November 3, 1968

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 Year Ag Tm  Lg   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1942 21 SLA AL  153  640   66  188  26   7  15   98   0   0   39   77  .294  .331  .427  .758  273   0   8   4   1  25  MVP-11
 1943 22 SLA AL  137  523   74  136  26   2  18   80   9   2   64   90  .260  .340  .421  .761  220   0   3   8   1  17  MVP-12
 1944 23 SLA AL  154  624   79  159  34   4  19   87   5   4   55   84  .255  .313  .413  .727  258   0   8   1   2  22  MVP-8
 1945 24 SLA AL  151  629   93  189  31   6  16  115   6   5   57   85  .300  .361  .445  .806  280   0   3   7   4  27  MVP-3
 1946 25 SLA AL  130  498   61  154  20   6   9   51   0   0   39   60  .309  .358  .428  .786  213   0   2   3   0  17  MVP-24
 1947 26 SLA AL  154  598   73  157  16   3   9   79  10   3   75   74  .263  .345  .344  .690  206   0   8  11   5  20  MVP-23
 1948 27 SLA AL  154  599   98  158  26   7  30  102   0   0   77   64  .264  .351  .481  .832  288   0   4   6   6  20  MVP-7
 1949 28 SLA AL  154  586  108  178  28   1  50  132   1   0  107   92  .304  .408  .611 1.019  358   0   9   9   2  17  MVP-2
 1950 29 SLA AL  154  624   91  196  28   5  34  122   0   0   54   49  .314  .365  .538  .904  336   0   6   4   0  20  MVP-4
 1951 30 SLA AL  119  410   56  120  13   2  13   48   1   0   47   52  .293  .366  .429  .795  176   0   5   6   3  10  
 1952 31 SLA AL  104  320   44   71  10   0  13   44   2   0   48   36  .222  .329  .375  .704  120   1   2   1   4  11  
 1953 32 SLA AL  101  325   41   88  18   0   7   40   6   1   32   59  .271  .336  .391  .727  127   2   4   1   2  11  
 1954 33 BAA AL  124  400   33  115  24   1  11   53   0   0   21   42  .288  .321  .435  .756  174   2   3   3   0   5  
 1955 34 CHA AL   25   73    8   24   5   0   2   14   0   0    7   10  .329  .376  .479  .856   35   0   4   0   1   4  
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 14 Seasons     1814 6849  925 1933 305  44 246 1065  40  15  722  874  .282  .350  .447  .798 3064   5  69  64  31 226
 Per 162 games        612   83  173  27   4  22   95   4   1   64   78                          274   0   6   6   3  20
+--------------+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Categories in which this player led his league are indicated in red.

Miscellaneous Stats
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  %L  RC  RC/27  AB  PH PHR  PAvg  E   XTC  XTO  XPct  OSB  OCS SBPct  Pos  Defense  Diff Star
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 1942 21 SLA AL  21   84   4.7   0   0   0  .000  42  199  116  .583    0    0  .000  ?              -16   
 1943 22 SLA AL  18   74   4.9   2   0   0  .000  29  155   98  .632    0    0  .000  SS   3e41      -79   
 1944 23 SLA AL  18   77   4.2   0   0   0  .000  34  189  127  .672    0    0  .000  SS   3e37     -100   
 1945 24 SLA AL  19   93   5.3   2   0   0  .000  36  187  115  .615    0    0  .000  SS   3e29      -19   
 1946 25 SLA AL  31   72   5.4   8   1   0  .125  23  141   83  .589    0    0  .000  SS   3e40      -31   
 1947 26 SLA AL  25   72   4.2   0   0   0  .000  28  173  109  .630    0    0  .000  SS   3e24      -75   
 1948 27 SLA AL  33   99   5.8   0   0   0  .000  23  189  151  .799    0    0  .000  SS   2e24       11   
 1949 28 SLA AL  36  149   9.3   0   0   0  .000  34  202  125  .619    0    0  .000  SS   3e26       88   
 1950 29 SLA AL  35  118   7.0   0   0   0  .000  15  158  120  .759    0    0  .000  SS   3e14       32   
 1951 30 SLA AL  21   65   5.8  13   8   0  .615  18  103   69  .670    0    0  .000  SS   3e31      -70   
 1952 31 SLA AL  34   40   4.2   8   3   1  .375  28  117   70  .598    0    0  .000  SS   3e31      -22   
 1953 32 SLA AL  14   42   4.5   3   1   0  .333  11   53   28  .528    0    0  .000  3B   4e23       34   
 1954 33 BAA AL  20   55   5.1  10   4   1  .400  17   69   27  .391    0    0  .000  3B   4e17       42   
 1955 34 CHA AL  10   12   6.1   6   3   0  .500   0    4    2  .500    0    0  .000  3B   4e15       96   
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+
 14 Seasons         1060   5.5  52  20   2  .385 338 1939 1240  .640    0    0  .000                 -15   7
+--------------+---+----+-----+---+---+---+-----+---+----+----+-----+----+----+-----+----+---------+----+----+

HOF Standards: Batting - 40.0 (Average HOFer ~ 50)


Traditional Fielding   (completed seasons only)

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G    PO    A    E   DP    FP   GS   Inn     RF  
+--------------+---+----+-----+----+----+----+-----+----+------+-----+
 1942 21 SLA AL  SS  153   345  440   42   75  .949  153 1376.0  5.13
 1943 22 SLA AL  SS  128   254  347   29   66  .954  126 1160.2  4.66
                 RF    4     3    0    0    0 1.000    1   12.0  2.25
                 LF    2     3    0    0    0 1.000    0    6.0  4.50
                 CF    3     0    0    0    0  .000    0    4.0  0.00
 1944 23 SLA AL  SS  154   335  476   34   89  .960  154 1391.2  5.24
 1945 24 SLA AL  SS  149   285  422   36   78  .952  149 1345.0  4.73
 1946 25 SLA AL  SS  125   224  313   23   81  .959  119 1074.1  4.50
 1947 26 SLA AL  SS  154   262  459   28  108  .963  154 1372.1  4.73
 1948 27 SLA AL  SS  154   294  545   23  138  .973  154 1395.1  5.41
 1949 28 SLA AL  SS  154   233  446   34   86  .952  154 1336.0  4.57
 1950 29 SLA AL  SS  154   262  519   15   95  .981  154 1357.0  5.18
 1951 30 SLA AL  SS   96   147  253   16   58  .962   86  796.0  4.52
                 3B   19    18   17    2    1  .946   12  130.0  2.42
 1952 31 SLA AL  SS   91   177  231   27   49  .938   87  729.0  5.04
                 3B    9     7   11    1    1  .947    3   39.0  4.15
 1953 32 SLA AL  3B   97   109  201   11   18  .966   86  773.0  3.61
                 SS    1     1    0    0    0 1.000    0    3.1  2.70
 1954 33 BAA AL  3B  116    64  233   17   11  .946  102  932.0  2.87
 1955 34 CHA AL  3B   18    16   48    0    1 1.000   18  158.1  3.64
+--------------+---+----+-----+----+----+----+-----+----+------+-----+


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Managers

 Year  Tm    Record  Manager(s)
+----+-----+--------+------------------------------------------------------------+
 1942  SLA   67-87   Pat Carr
 1943  SLA   74-80   Pat Carr
 1944  SLA   72-82   Pat Carr
 1945  SLA   84-70   Pat Carr
 1946  SLA   65-89   Pat Carr
 1947  SLA   66-88   Pat Carr
 1948  SLA   78-76   Pat Carr
 1949  SLA   65-89   Pat Carr
 1950  SLA   73-81   Pat Carr
 1951  SLA   64-90   Pat Carr
 1952  SLA   64-90   Pat Carr
 1953  SLA   56-98   Pat Carr
 1954  BAA   59-95   Pat Carr
 1955  CHA   81-73   Robert Rescigno

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