Norm Siebern spent 12 years in the majors, hitting .272 with 132 home runs, a 117 OPS+ and a solid .369 on-base percentage. He was an All-Star four times, won a Gold Glove, earned MVP votes three times (finishing as high as seventh) and twice led the league in putouts.
He began his career with a .204 average in 54 games for the Yankees in 1956, and after not playing in the big leagues in 1957, he returned in 1958 and something clicked. His first year back, he won a Gold Glove and had a 136 OPS+. He embarked on a nine-year stretch in which his OPS+ never dropped below 106 in a season and in which his mark was 122 as a whole. From 1958 to 1966, he averaged 74 walks and only 76 strikeouts per season, while posting a .808 OPS. Perhaps the best run of years he had was 1960 to 1962, when he hit .295/.389/.481, averaging 88 walks, 21 home runs, 95 RBI and 84 runs a year, while posting a 132 OPS+. He led the league in games played, runs created and times on base in 1962; in 1964, he paced the loop in BBs. Defensively, he led the league in LF TZR and 1B TZR once each, as well.
Siebern appeared in three World Series and won two rings, though he personally didn't do much to earn them -- in the '56 Fall Classic, he was hitless in his lone at-bat and in the 1958 World Series, he hit .125 in eight at-bats (though he got on base 36.4% of the time).
Fun facts: He worked as a scout following his playing career. He also played college basketball. He was the minor league player of the year in 1957.
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