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Roy Sievers, who was was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the original Washington Senators (now the Minnesota Twins) just prior to the 1954 season, has died.

Sievers was the American League Rookie of the Year for the St. Louis Browns in 1949, hitting 16 Home Runs with 91 RBI's, while batting .306 with a .398 OBP.

Injuries curtailed Sievers over the next 4 seasons (1950-1953) with the Browns, limiting him to playing only 247 games over said span.

With the original Senators, Sievers'  career thrived. He had 100 or more RBI's in 4 out of the next 5 seasons, and gathered  95 RBI's in the other. He led the American League in Home Runs (42) and RBI's (114) in 1957.

Although injuries limited him to playing only 115 Games in 1959, he still managed to hit 21 Home Runs for the Senators in his final season with the team before being traded to the White Sox.

Sievers' career was once again revived over the next 4 seasons (1960-1963) with the White Sox and the Phillies, as he hit 95 Home Runs and had 347 RBI's for said teams in those seasons.

Sievers wound up his career in 1964 and 1965, playing sparingly in said seasons for the Phillies and the expansion Senators, who would later move to Arlington, Texas to become the Rangers.

For his career overall, Sievers hit 318 Home Runs to go along with 1,147 RBI's, 292 Doubles, 1,703 Hits, and batted .267 with a .354 OBP. He also made 4 All-Star teams in 6 seasons between 1956 and 1961.


Sievers was 90 years-old.



Five-Time All-Star Roy Sievers Dead at 90

(By Ron Clements)




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