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Steve Bilko

Inducted as a player in 2003

Position: Infielder
Height: 6-1
Weight: 235
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Born: November 13, 1928 in Nanticoke, PA
Died: March 7, 1978 in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Teams (Years Played)

  • Los Angeles Angels (1955-57)
  • Spokane Indians (1959)

Notes: Was named the first baseman for the 1903-1957 PCL All-Centennial Team in 2003...Member of the 1956 PCL Champion Los Angeles Angels...The only player in PCL history to win the league's MVP award in three consecutive seasons (1955-57)...Was the PCL Batting Champion in 1956 with a .360 batting average...Had the most home runs in three consecutive seasons between 1955 and 1957 as well...Played in 600 Major League games between 1949 and 1962 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit TIgers and Los Angeles Angels.

PCL Career Statistics

Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG
1955 Los Angeles 1B 168 622 105 204 35 3 37 124 104 73 4 .328
1956 Los Angeles 1B 162 597 163 215 18 6 55 164 105 104 4 .360
1957 Los Angeles 1B 158 536 111 161 22 1 56 140 150 108 8 .300
1959 Spokane 1B 135 478 76 146 24 1 26 92 98 72 2 .305
Totals (4 seasons) 623 2,233 455 726 99 11 174 520 457 357 18 .325