NLB - denotes that the player previously exceeded major league rookie limits in the Negro Leagues, but 1952 was considered to be their major league rookie season

Players listed either lost their rookie status as considered by modern standards (< 130 AB, 50 IP or 45 pre-Sept 1 days of service to start season) in this season or if you are looking at the 2021 rookies page then they have not lost their rookie status and are still active professionals.

Note that there are special cases with regards to rookie status, so please let us know if you find a listing you believe to be in error.

Batting

Batting
Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR/pos G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Debut Age Tm
1Toby Atwell51952195611.23781305111711629041791104516184.260.355.333.688Apr 15, 195228CHC
2Tony Bartirome1195219520-1.71243863553278103016332637.220.273.265.538Apr 19, 195220PIT
3Vern Benson51943195300.355118104172151312001322.202.291.356.646Jul 31, 194327STL
4Joe Black NLB12194319572-0.1248259232144330020101038.185.229.198.427May 1, 195222BRO
5Dick Brodowski61952195900.5726662915202500111.242.254.371.625Jun 15, 195219BOS
6Hal Brown141951196400.741056548443821622300134108.169.229.223.452Apr 19, 195127CHW
7Lew Burdette181950196733.16661124101110118527412752032271.183.216.253.469Sep 26, 195025BSN
8Paul Burris4194819530-0.86920819615435022400821.219.254.276.529Oct 2, 194828BSN
9Harry Byrd7195019570-0.518729126216422001411960.160.188.168.356Apr 21, 195027PHA
10Frank Campos31951195300.07115314713419201300214.279.298.367.665Sep 11, 195128WSH
11Don Carlsen31948195200.11319191500010001.263.263.263.526Apr 28, 194825PIT
12Bob Cerv1219511962111.28292517226132062496261053741210212392.276.340.481.821Aug 1, 195127NYY
13Harry Chiti10195019620-0.7502164914951353564994117947115242.238.294.365.659Sep 27, 195019CHC
14Mel Clark61951195701.4215708656821822915363333761.277.318.381.699Sep 11, 195127PHI
15Bill Connelly41945195300.325221924220301210.211.318.526.844Aug 22, 194527NYG
16Clint Courtney111951196107.1946314727962607501261738313316264143.268.339.366.705Sep 29, 195125SLB
17George Crowe NLB111947196127.87462073186823951376168632942173246.275.337.471.808Apr 16, 195227BSN
18Jack Daniels1195219520-1.4106256219314151214332830.187.288.247.535Apr 18, 195224BSN
19Brandy Davis2195219530-1.16714713419253103941131.187.248.224.472Apr 15, 195224PIT
20Bobby Del Greco91952196503.8731232319822714549511421691615271372.229.330.352.682Apr 16, 195219PIT
21Ike Delock11195219630-2.9329425361183130180029154.086.154.102.256Apr 17, 195222BOS
22Joe DeMaestri11195119611-3.611213679344132281311423492811519168511.236.274.325.599Apr 19, 195123SLB
23Jack Dittmer6195219570-0.939513121218117283434241362177102.232.280.333.614Jun 17, 195224BSN
24Dick Donovan151950196552.43718016946711314015640078292.163.257.248.505Apr 24, 195024BSN
25Jim Dyck61951195601.533011349831392425252611446131140.246.339.389.728Sep 27, 195130SLB
26Al Federoff2195119520-0.576259235145642014101613.238.290.272.562Sep 27, 195127DET
27Jim Fridley3195219580-0.815246842450105125853343583.248.309.356.665Apr 15, 195227CLE
28Dick Gernert111952196206.58352896249335763210481034021011363462.254.351.426.776Apr 16, 195223BOS
29Bill Glynn41949195400.33107686849417022410565561105.249.314.336.650Sep 16, 194926CLE
30Tom Gorman8195219590-1.2289168155614200300984.090.140.103.243Jul 16, 195227NYY
31Dick Groat1419521967836.8192981807484829213835267397071427490512.286.330.366.696Jun 18, 195221PIT
32Phil Haugstad4194719520-0.137540000000012.000.200.000.200Sep 1, 194728CIN
33Bill Henry161952196920.253121520313364201800871.177.208.217.424Apr 17, 195224BOS
34Mel Hoderlein4195119540-0.11183372942274103024213137.252.327.306.633Aug 16, 195129WSH
35Billy Hoeft151952196613.5533630531731071833470067162.202.289.264.553Apr 18, 195220DET
36Bobby Hofman71949195701.63417556708116622632101137094.248.322.442.764Apr 19, 194926NYG
37Cal Hogue31952195400.02536321610050018.188.212.219.431Jul 15, 195224PIT
38Virgil Jester21952195300.12122193401020014.211.250.316.566Jun 18, 195224BSN
39Darrell Johnson6195219620-0.6134351320247561228102639.234.294.278.572Apr 20, 195223TOT
40Ernie Johnson91950195900.22731181007182011400517.180.217.230.447Apr 28, 195028BSN
41Sam Jones14194719642-2.03275995331981701300017167.152.178.171.349Sep 22, 195126CLE
42Skeeter Kell1195219520-0.875236213244783017511418.221.275.286.561Apr 19, 195222PHA
43Ron Kline17195219700-4.17435484911445210141015221.092.122.100.222Apr 21, 195220PIT
44Clem Koshorek21952195300.8993573232784170015472640.260.319.313.632Apr 15, 195227PIT
45Rocky Krsnich3194919530-0.11203082752759183338033024.215.294.335.629Sep 13, 194924CHW
46Ted Lepcio101952196105.2729234620922335129111692511115209471.245.318.398.715Apr 15, 195222BOS
47Dick Littlefield9195019580-0.2245216193112831010001271.145.195.171.366Jul 7, 195026TOT
48Billy Loes11195019611-2.2317398347143821011111596.110.146.121.267May 18, 195022BRO
49Dave Madison3195019530-0.27434302300000028.100.156.100.256Sep 26, 195031TOT
50Eddie Mathews HOF17195219681296.1239110101853715092315354725121453683914441487.271.376.509.885Apr 15, 195220BSN
51Charlie Maxwell1419501964219.811333796324548085611026148532187484545.264.360.451.811Sep 20, 195025BOS
52Jack Merson31951195300.612548045247116224652112345.257.294.363.657Sep 14, 195130PIT
53Larry Miggins2194819520-0.543100978225121001319.227.250.361.611Oct 3, 194826STL
54Bill Miller41952195500.241434049300300010.225.225.300.525Apr 20, 195224NYY
55Stu Miller16195219682-0.2716436369284981020123089.133.200.160.360Aug 12, 195224STL
56Willy Miranda9195119590-0.382421211914176423501461321316165250.221.282.271.553May 6, 195126TOT
57Vinegar Bend Mizell9195219622-2.82685705132857831300120196.111.149.144.293Apr 22, 195221STL
58Joe Muir21951195200.02111101100000012.100.182.100.282Apr 21, 195129PIT
59Ron Necciai1195219520-0.21218170100010019.059.111.059.170Aug 10, 195220PIT
60Bob Nieman1219511962017.61113394734524551018180321255441030435512.295.373.474.847Sep 14, 195125SLB
61Joe Nuxhall161944196623.65558617667615221315782240199.198.240.292.532Jun 10, 194423CIN
62Jim Piersall1719501967229.417346593589081116042565210459111557524583.272.332.386.718Sep 7, 195022BOS
63Jay Porter6195219590-1.222960854458124221862405396.228.300.316.616Jul 30, 195219SLB
64Lou Possehl5194619520-0.11612100100010014.100.182.100.282Aug 25, 194626PHI
65Wally Post1519491964018.21204439840075941064194282106991913331813.266.323.485.808Sep 18, 194922CIN
66Dusty Rhodes71952195903.75761316117214629644105420732131196.253.328.445.773Jul 13, 195225NYG
67Steve Ridzik121950196600.331821419816381001700752.192.220.258.477Sep 4, 195023PHI
68Jim Rivera101952196106.8117140083552503911155568342216070365523.256.328.402.729Apr 15, 195230TOT
69Héctor Rodríguez NLB21944195201.0161629558861491621541366122.267.342.308.651Apr 15, 195224CHW
70Joe Rossi1195219520-0.25516614514320116102020.221.319.255.574Apr 20, 195231CIN
71Dick Rozek5195019540-0.13314120100000018.083.154.083.237Apr 29, 195025CLE
72Johnny Rutherford11952195200.322333139100300111.290.313.323.635Apr 30, 195227BRO
73Bill Sarni51951195602.5390130311821073115011221516589135.263.313.380.693May 9, 195124STL
74George Schmees1195219520-1.97613812517214106011229.168.241.216.457Apr 15, 195227TOT
75Sonny Senerchia1195219520-0.4291041005225031103421.220.250.360.610Aug 19, 195221PIT
76Bud Sheely3195119530-1.110124421074450012012722.210.305.233.539Jul 26, 195131CHW
77Dick Smith5195119550-0.870216186172522011033022.134.255.167.421Sep 14, 195125PIT
78Johnny Temple1319521964617.21420603952187201484208362239514048648338.284.363.351.713Apr 15, 195224CIN
79Kite Thomas2195219530-0.1137259223355293732013440.233.340.395.734Apr 19, 195229PHA
80Bob Thorpe3195119530-1.111034333122839333232648.251.266.323.590Apr 19, 195125BSN
81Faye Throneberry8195219610-3.7521145313021523074812291372314127284.236.307.358.665Apr 15, 195221BOS
82Ben Wade5194819550-0.311810798811304900237.112.129.265.394Apr 30, 194829BRO
83Jim Waugh21952195300.046373226000100310.188.257.188.445Apr 19, 195218PIT
84Sammy White111951196211.810433792350232491616720664211415218381.262.305.377.682Sep 26, 195124BOS
85Hoyt Wilhelm HOF21195219728-2.910704934322438311210126166.088.139.106.246Apr 18, 195229NYG
86Dick Williams HOF131951196403.410233265295935876815712703311221227392.260.312.392.704Jun 10, 195123BRO
87Archie Wilson2195119520-0.8511501409315301700714.221.268.300.568Sep 18, 195128TOT
88George Wilson3195219560-0.9145225209154080319001432.191.246.273.518Apr 15, 195227TOT
89Eddie Yuhas21952195300.15625210410010026.190.261.238.499Apr 17, 195227STL

Pitching

Pitching
Rk Name Yrs From To ASG WAR W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP Debut Age Tm
1Joe Black NLB121943195729.14837.5653.682415910528229807.1773402330602761646873528171.299May 1, 195222BRO
2Dick Brodowski6195219590-1.0911.4504.76721529505215.2212137114271247858159741.558Jun 15, 195219BOS
3Hal Brown1419511964016.88592.4803.81358211724713111680.01677781712173389407101423769911.230Apr 19, 195127CHW
4Lew Burdette1819501967325.5203144.5853.6662637312815833323067.131861400124628962885107456723127451.243Sep 26, 195025BSN
5Harry Byrd71950195704.14654.4604.35187108363389827.289044240071355233814112036751.504Apr 21, 195027PHA
6Don Carlsen3194819520-0.224.3336.00137120054.07539365210231032521.778Apr 28, 194825PIT
7Bill Connelly4194519530-1.162.7506.92257900066.171545110532340033061.869Aug 22, 194527NYG
8Ike Delock111952196309.38475.5284.03329147109326311238.01236629555142530326722452654151.426Apr 17, 195222BOS
9Dick Donovan1519501965520.912299.5523.67345273281012552017.11988909822198495528804561884071.231Apr 24, 195024BSN
10Tom Gorman81952195906.33636.5003.77289331325244689.165933228977239253212021129071.303Jul 16, 195227NYY
11Phil Haugstad4194719520-0.511.5005.593721200056.15138356411284132631.633Sep 1, 194728CIN
12Bill Henry1619521969214.74650.4793.265274425312290913.084238633189296546212532538331.246Apr 17, 195224BOS
13Billy Hoeft1519521966117.297101.4903.945052001307517331847.118208838091736856311403613779171.356Apr 18, 195220DET
14Cal Hogue3195219540-0.2210.1674.9125165500113.2109756212964515025301.804Jul 15, 195224PIT
15Virgil Jester21952195300.835.3753.84218641075.08436326274251103261.480Jun 18, 195224BSN
16Ernie Johnson91950195903.94023.6353.77273191193118574.258728324157231373191441624941.423Apr 28, 195028BSN
17Sam Jones1419471964220.0103103.5003.62327224477717101670.014407746721518374013946104572041.363Sep 22, 195126CLE
18Ron Kline1719521970020.2114144.4423.757362033384481082078.021139918662177311219893375988681.369Apr 21, 195220PIT
19Dick Littlefield91950195802.23354.3794.7124383611629761.275046139992413264951212033951.527Jul 7, 195026TOT
20Billy Loes1119501961110.18063.5593.89316139115429331190.11135565514118421336453562150431.307May 18, 195022BRO
21Dave Madison3195019530-2.387.5335.7074634000158.01731171001610312708067421.747Sep 26, 195031TOT
22Bill Miller4195219550-1.269.4004.2441189521131.213672628792723015941.633Apr 20, 195224NYY
23Stu Miller1619521968227.3105103.5053.24704934062451531693.1152269761014060012011643932570831.253Aug 12, 195224STL
24Vinegar Bend Mizell919521962217.59088.5063.8526823014611501528.21434725654143680509182841966061.383Apr 22, 195221STL
25Joe Muir2195119520-0.125.2865.19216500052.05334305253220012341.500Apr 21, 195129PIT
26Ron Necciai1195219520-1.116.1437.08129200054.26345435322311032481.738Aug 10, 195220PIT
27Joe Nuxhall1619441966226.8135117.5363.905262871008320192302.2231010939982097764913727074598131.340Jun 10, 194423CIN
28Lou Possehl5194619520-0.225.2865.26158210051.16233306241222002321.675Aug 25, 194626PHI
29Steve Ridzik121950196604.73938.5063.7931448984111782.270939233094351264063611833681.354Sep 4, 195023PHI
30Dick Rozek5195019540-0.2101.0004.553341400065.16542337550262033131.837Apr 29, 195025CLE
31Johnny Rutherford11952195200.177.5004.252211840297.19751469294292124081.295Apr 30, 195227BRO
32George Schmees11952195200.1003.002110006.09220202001281.833Apr 15, 195227TOT
33Ben Wade51948195501.31917.5284.3411825445110371.1364198179491811523591416241.468Apr 30, 194829BRO
34Jim Waugh2195219530-1.7511.3136.4346189200142.216911310225881412136771.801Apr 19, 195218PIT
35Hoyt Wilhelm HOF2119521972849.8143122.5402.521070526512052282254.117577736321507787916106249091641.125Apr 18, 195229NYG
36Eddie Yuhas21952195301.9122.8572.8756230006100.19337325353392154181.276Apr 17, 195227STL
Totals3031943197230300.817351645.5133.7588172989316289819589729735.1287141404112399284410726103216414708746051259141.299