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Jeff Heath

**John Geoffrey Heath (April 1, 1915 - December 9, 1975) was a Canadian left fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Cleveland Indians.

All-Star in 1941, '43 and '44, but not in best year of '38 (.343, 21 homers, 104 runs, 112 RBI and AL-high 18 triples). Had career highs of 20 triples, 18 steals and 20 assists in '41. Totaled 122 homers and .298 average in 947 games with Indians.

In a 14-season career, Heath posted a .293 batting average and a .509 slugging average, with 194 home runs, 1447 hits, 887 RBI, 777 runs, 279 doubles, 102 triples and 56 stolen bases in 1383 games played. Bobby Thomson surpassed him in 1955 to become the major leagues' home run leader among foreign-born players.

Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star in 1941 and 1943
  • Led AL in triples in 1938 with 18 and 1941 with 20

 

 

** - From Baseball-almanac.com and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia