All-Time Indians: Toby Harrah

 

Name: Colbert Dale Harrah   Position: Third Base      
Nick Name: Toby             Number: 11          
Tribe Time: 1979-1983       DOB: 10/26/1948        
Accolades: 1982 All-Star, Top 20 MVP (1982)          
Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP
Best Season (1982) 162 602 100 183 29 4 25 78 295 84 52 17 3 85% .398 .490 .304 .888 .186
Career 712 2577 444 725 111 14 70 324 1074 403 265 82 25 77% .383 .417 .281 .800 .135

The Indians picked up Harrah in 1978 from the Rangers in exchange for third baseman Buddy Bell. He then spent the next five seasons for the Tribe, building up some impressive numbers and adding himself to the list of top ten Indians third basemen. Harrah was among the Indians top hitters every year he spent with the team, including the strike shortened 1981 when he lead the team in hits and runs scored. The next season (Harrah's best), he joined Andre Thornton as the Indians representatives in the 1982 All-Star Game.

In 1983, the Indians picked up new starting third baseman, Brook Jacoby, making Harrah expendable and he was traded to the Yankees for George Frazier and Otis Nixon. He then finished his career with the Rangers, the same team he made his name with. Most recently, Harrah was the bench coach for the Colorado Rockies in 2002, but has since been away from baseball.

About Joseph Coblitz

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.

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