Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28

1950 Remar Baking #17 - George Metkovich

On this day, George "Catfish" Metkovich is purchased from the Chicago White Sox by the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League.

Catfish would only spend one season with the White Sox, 1949, but he managed to play in ninety-three games during his tenure in Chicago. George's average with the Sox (.237) would be his lowest in the majors until 1953, where he split his time between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs. The height of Metkovich's career was between stays in Chicago, with the Pirates. His best year was arguably 1951, but he managed to get a few MVP votes in 1952.

George had an eighteen year playing career between his time in the majors and minors.

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