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Jigger Statz

Inducted as a player in 1943

Position: Outfielder
Height: 5-7
Weight: 155
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Born: October 20, 1987 in Waukegan, IL
Died: March 16, 1988 in Corona del Mar, CA

Teams (Years Played)

  • Los Angeles Angels (1920-21; 1925-26; 1929-42)

Notes: Member of the PCL Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 1943...Named to the PCL All-Centennial team as an outfielder for the 1903-57 era...Won the PCL Most Valuable Player award in 1932...In 1926, Statz led the PCL in at- bats, hits, doubles and triples...Led the league in runs scored in 1931, 1932, 1936 and 1938...Also paced the PCL in stolen bases during the 1931, 1935 and 1936 seasons...Won the PCL Championship with Los Angeles four times: 1921, 1926, 1933 and 1934...Holds the PCL all-time records for most years with one club (18 with Los Angeles), most games played in a career (2,790), most times at bat in a career (10,657), most runs scored in a career (1,996), most career hits (3,356), most career total bases (4,405), most career singles (2,563), most career doubles (595), and most career triples (137)...Became the second player ever in PCL history to both drive in seven runs in one inning (July 16th, 1939 vs. San Diego) and steal six bases in one game (September 16th, 1934 vs. Oakland)...Also managed the Los Angeles Angels from 1940 to 1942, compiling a 278-247 record...Played in 683 Major League games from 1919 to 1928.

PCL Career Statistics

Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG
1920 Los Angeles OF 101 386 42 91 14 5 0       11 .236
1921 Los Angeles OF 153 584 126 181 21 7 2 34     52 .310
1925 Los Angeles OF 130 545 90 144 27 7 2 45     17 .264
1926 Los Angeles OF 199 823 150 291 68 18 4 59     19 .354
1929 Los Angeles OF 195 799 173 246 41 7 3 75     37 .308
1930 Los Angeles OF 161 558 95 201 43 12 5 84     37 .360
1931 Los Angeles OF 184 748 141 248 42 13 6 107     45 .332
1932 Los Angeles OF 188 737 153 256 43 12 6 93     21 .347
1933 Los Angeles OF 182 767 144 249 29 8 10 73     17 .325
1934 Los Angeles OF 183 760 168 246 39 13 6 66     61 .324
1935 Los Angeles OF 171 716 132 236 40 7 2 65     53 .330
1936 Los Angeles OF 158 631 134 203 37 7 3 62     43 .322
1937 Los Angeles OF 154 558 90 162 32 5 2 57     18 .290
1938 Los Angeles OF 167 630 131 200 41 4 2 44     12 .317
1939 Los Angeles OF 145 557 89 173 38 5 4 62     9 .311
1940 Los Angeles OF 144 453 97 131 30 3 1 48     11 .289
1941 Los Angeles OF/3B/1B 75 142 8 38 3 1 0 21     1 .268
1942 Los Angeles OF 100 263 33 60 9 2 2 22     2 .228
Totals (18 seasons) 2,790 10,657 1,996 3,356 597 136 60 1,017     466 .315