Dal Maxvill reflects:
"His numbers are even more impressive when you think about how many games he caught in the heat at old Busch Stadium. He wanted to be in the lineup every day. He was strong, he was young and he was a real gamer."
With the Cardinals: 1968-80 (Career summary)
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS TB SB BB SO 13 Seasons 1564 5725 736 1704 332 37 172 929 .298 .366 .459 .824 2626 11 624 453
- Inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals HOF - 2015
- Holds the franchise record for career home runs (172) and RBIs (929) by a switch-hitter.
- Batted .300 six times and had 20 HRs five times with the Cardinals.
- Finished with 2nd most RBIs (902) and 3rd most hits in the NL (1,631) in his 10 full seasons with the Cardinals (1971-80).
- Established the a NL single-season record for hits as a catcher (188) in 1975, when he also finished with a .332 BA. (second to Bill Madlock; .354)
- Played in 150 games for 7 consecutive season including 154 in 1975 and 153 in 1973.
- Was a NL All-Star 6 times.
- Selected 10th by the Cardinals in the 1967 amateur draft and made his MLB debut as a 19 year old in 1968.
- GameDay Magazine #4 2015
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