Saturday, May 24, 2008

1953 Topps Project - Post #16

#67 - Roy Sievers - St. Louis Browns

Roy's career started off with a bang as he hit .306 with 16 home runs and 75 RBI to capture the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1949. Roy battled injuries over the next few years though and struggled to return to the form he showed during his rookie campaign.

From 1954-1958 Roy was able to pick up the pace again while playing for the Washington Senators. He clubbed at least 95 RBI in each of these five seasons and was selected to the American League All Star team 3 times during this time period. He managed to finish 3rd in A.L. MVP voting in 1957 behind Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams. Roy hit home runs in an impressive 6 straight games during that season. Roy was pretty clutch with the bases loaded, hitting for 10 career grand slams...

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