All-Time Indians: Charlie Jamieson

Name: Charles Devine Jamieson Position: Outfielder

Number: 28
Tribe Time: 1919-1932 DOB: 02/07/1893
Accolades: Top 5 MVP (1923-1924), Top 20 MVP (1922,1927)
Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP
Best Season (1923) 152 644 130 222 36 12 2 51 288 80 37 18 14 56% .422 .447 .345 .869 .102
Career 1483 5551 942 1753 296 74 18 492 2251 627 247 107 110 49% .380 .406 .316 .786 .090

Charlie Jamieson was a long tenured Indians who played through the entire decade of the 1920′s. His lengthy career placed him in the top ten of many offensive statistics for the Indians including games played, at bats, doubles, triples and walks and in the top five for at bats and hits. It also allowed him to become the Indians player with the most times caught stealing in team history, showing that he was very aggressive on the basepaths, if not very smart or talented. He is considered as one of the top ten left fielders in Indians history.

Jamieson also pitched a few innings for the Tribe, throwing almost 20 innings in six games between 1919 and 1922. He wasn’t too bad, giving up 10 runs (4.82 ERA)  on 19 hits (1.66 WHIP) over that time.

Charlie won the World Series in just his second year with the Tribe and was ranking highly in the MVP votes by 1923. He took over the role of starting left fielder in 1920 and didn’t relinquish it until 1931. In his great season of 1923 he set records for at bats, runs and hits that remain in the top ten all time for the Cleveland Indians. He also lead the American League in hits and at bats that year, coming in sixth in the MVP voting. Jamieson has never really recieved the credit he is due, especially as a stat accumulator. He was never voted for in any capacity for the Baseball Hall of Fame and has not been inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame, even though he spent over a decade with the team playing at an above average talent level. Charlie Jamieson died in 1969.

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