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 Inducted as a player in 2013

Position: Outfielder
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Born: October 8, 1920 in Angel's Camp, CA
Died: May 17, 1995 in Costa Mesa, CA

Teams (Years Played)

  • San Francisco Seals (1943)
  • Oakland Oaks (1948-50; 1955)
  • Vancouver Mounties (1956)
  • San Diego Padres (1957)

 

Notes: In 1950, after having already played six years in the Major Leagues, Metkovich produced one of the greatest seasons in PCL history as a member of the Oakland Oaks when he batted .315 with 24 home runs and 141 RBI. After playing four more years in the Majors, he returned to the PCL in 1955, where he spent his last three seasons of professional baseball. Metkovich played for four different teams including the San Francisco Seals (1943), Oakland Oaks (1948-50, 55-56), Vancouver Mounties (1956) and San Diego Padres (1957). He finished his PCL career with a .320 average, 88 home runs and 447 RBI.

PCL Career Statistics

Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG
1943 San Francisco OF 71 268 43 87 12 8 3 38 22 27 4 .325
1948 Oakland OF 134 500 116 168 23 7 23 88 54 66 9 .336
1949 Oakland OF 77 285 50 96 13 5 14 50 34 35 9 .337
1950 Oakland OF 184 739 152 233 34 8 24 141 47 71 23 .315
1955 Oakland OF 151 532 94 178 21 2 17 79 46 51 10 .335
1956 Vancouver OF 132 489 73 144 24 5 6 43 41 41 9 .294
1957 San Diego 1B 24 90 13 24 4 1 1 8 7 5 0 .267
Totals (7 seasons) 773 2,903 541 930 131 36 88 447 251 296 64 .320