Ted Savage

1964 Topps

Savage spent nine seasons playing in the majors. He came up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and served as one of the team’s regular outfielders, hitting .266 with seven home runs and 16 stolen bases while playing in 127 games. The season was the start of a long, winding road for Savage. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates following the season, then was dealt to the Chicago Cubs in 1964. Savage never played for the Cubs, spending the season in the minors. He returned to the big leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1965 and stayed with the team until 1967 when he went back to the Cubs. Savage played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1968 and the Cincinnati Reds in 1969. He had his most productive year at the plate in 1970 as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. Savage hit .279 that season while setting career highs in home runs (12) and RBIs (50). He also scored 43 runs. He spent part of 1971 in Milwaukee, then finished his career by playing 19 games for the Kansas City Royals to conclude that season. In 642 games, Savage hit .233 with 34 home runs.


Ted Savage – career stats 

1968 Topps

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Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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