Ted Savage

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 73 Weight: 185
Born: Sunday, February 21, 1937 in Venice, IL USA
Died: in ,
Debut: 4/9/1962
Last Game: 7/3/1971
Full Name: Theodore Edmund Savage

 

Ted Savage, outfielder for the 1963 Pirates. He had a strong rookie season in 1962 for the Phillies, hitting .266 with 54 runs scored and 16 stolen bases in 127 games. That November the Pirates acquired him and infielder Poncho Herrera in exchange for third baseman Don Hoak. Savage was used mainly off the bench for the Pirates. He hit well through early May, but his average dropped, and he made just five starts over the last 94 games of the season. He ended up playing 85 games for the Pirates, hitting .195 in 166 plate appearances. He spent the entire 1964 season in the minors, where hit he .229 in 115 games with ten homers and 26 steals. The Pirates traded him after the season, along with pitcher Earl Francis, to the St Louis Cardinals for two minor leaguers. Savage played parts of three seasons with the Cardinals, batting .160 over 55 games. He played four more seasons in the majors, playing for five different teams. With the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970, he hit a career high .279 with 12 homers, 50 RBI’s and 57 walks in 114 games, but by the end of the 1971 season his baseball career was over. Savage finished with a .233 career average over nine seasons and 642 games.