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Robert Paul Saverine (Rabbit)

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.

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Bob Saverine, who was the youngest player in the 1959 American League, played six seasons in the big leagues.

Saverine was signed as a free agent in 1959 and was in the majors by September of that same year. He also played 70 games at Bluefield in 1959, hitting .353 with 11 home runs.

He then spent 1960 and 1961 in the minors, along with almost all of 1962, when he made it back to the Orioles for 8 games.

He was in the majors for 1963-64, appearing in 117 games in 1963. In 1965 he was at Rochester, and in 1966-67 he played for the Washington Senators. He had his most major league at-bats in 1966, getting 406. His .251 batting average in 1966 was much higher than the Senators' team average of .234. Similary, his .236 batting average in 1967, the heart of the second dead-ball era was better than the team average of .223.

In the majors Saverine, whose nickname was "rabbit", was sometimes used as a pinch-runner, and in the field appeared in 144 games at second base, 65 in center field, 49 at shortstop, 34 at third base, and 7 in left field.

He spent 1968 at Buffalo.

Saverine stole over 30 bases several times in the minors, while in the majors he was 23-for-32.

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