All-Time Indians: Elmer Flick

Name: Elmer Harrison Flick Position: Right Field
Tribe Time: 1902-1910 DOB: 01/11/1876
Accolades: Hall of Fame (1963)
Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SB OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP
Best Season (1906) 157 624 98 194 34 22 1 62 275 54 39 .372 .441 .311 .813 .130
Career 935 3537 535 1058 164 106 19 376 1491 355 207 .363 .422 .299 .785 .122

 

Elmer Flick joined the Blues as a free agent in 1902 and was one of the top two offensive players on the team from then until 1907. In 1906 he not only lead the Naps, but the entire American League in at bats, runs, triples and steals. His 22 triples that season were sandwiched between two years of 18 triples, which were also enough to lead the league. Each of these seasons are in the Indians top ten all time for triples. He is also in the top five in career triples as an Indian and top ten in career steals.

Along with being in the Indians Hall of Fame (class of 1963) and being voted into the Major League Hall of Fame by the Veteran’s Committee, Flick has one more claim to fame. Early in Ty Cobb’s career, the Tigers offered him straight up for Elmer Flick, but the Indians said no. While Flick did have a moderately successful career, it was nothing compared to Cobb, who played until 1928, amassing over 4,000 hits.

Elmer Flick

Joseph Coblitz

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Joseph is the primary writer and editor of BurningRiverBaseball.com and has been since it's inception in 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Akron and currently resides in Goodyear, Arizona the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians.

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