Awards

Honor

  • Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility
  • NAACP's prestigious Springarn Medal
  • Elected to throw out the first ball at the 1972 World Series
  • Honorary degree from the University of Maryland
  • Honorary degree from Franklin Pierce College
  • Honorary degree from Scared Heart University
  • Honorary degree from Pace University
  • Honorary degree from the Howard University
  • Citation from the National Conference of Christians and Jews
  • Two Friends Award of the National Urban League

APPEARANCES ON LEADERBOARDS AND ALL-STAR GAMES

Awards are Year-League-Award, Stats are Year-Value-Rank

All-Star

1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954

Awards

1947-ML-ROY
1949-NL-MVP

Top 10 MVP

1947-NL-5
1949-NL-1
1951-NL-6
1952-NL-7

BATTING AVERAGE

1948-.296-10
1949-.342-1
1950-.328-2
1951-.338-3
1952-.308-4
1953-.329-8
Car-.311-94

ON-BASE %

1949-.432-2
1950-.423-3
1951-.429-3
1952-.440-1
1953-.425-2
1954-**.413-8
Car-.409-40

SLUGGING %

1949-.528-3
1951-.527-6
1952-.465-10

OPS

1949-.960-3
1950-.923-7
1951-.957-4
1952-.904-2
1953-.927-10
1954-**.918-8
Car-.883-81

GAMES

1947-151-6
1948-147-9
1949-156-2
1951-153-8

AT BATS

1947-590-5
1948-574-6
1949-593-10

RUNS

1947-125-2
1948-108-4
1949-122-3
1950-99-9
1951-106-5
1952-104-3
1953-109-8

HITS

1947-175-9
1948-170-8
1949-203-2
1950-170-9
1951-185-5

TOTAL BASES

1947-252-10
1948-260-9
1949-313-5
1951-289-8

DOUBLES

1947-31-6
1948-38-4
1949-38-3
1950-39-3
1951-33-3
1953-34-8

TRIPLES

1948-8-8
1949-12-3
1951-7-10

RBI

1949-124-2

BASE ON BALLS

1949-86-7
1950-80-9
1951-79-10
1952-106-3

STOLEN BASES

1947-29-1
1948-22-4
1949-37-1
1950-12-7
1951-25-3
1952-24-3
1953-17-4
1955-12-6
1956-12-6

ADJUSTED OPS+

1949-152-3
1950-140-8
1951-154-4
1952-150-2
1953-139-9

EXTRA-BASE HITS

1948-58-6
1949-66-5
1951-59-8

TIMES ON BASE

1947-258-5
1948-234-9
1949-297-2
1950-255-6
1951-273-3
1952-277-2
1953-240-9

HIT BY PITCH

1947-9-2
1948-7-1
1949-8-2
1950-5-7
1951-9-3
1952-14-2
1953-7-3
1954-7-2

SAC. HITS

1947-28-1
1949-17-1
1950-10-6
1953-9-8

POWER/SPD NUM.

1947-17.0-1
1948-15.5-1
1949-22.3-1
1950-12.9-5
1951-21.6-3
1952-21.2-1
1953-14.1-3
1954-9.5-10
1956-10.9-7