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Roy SieversTIM MOORE2020-06-03T20:20:47+00:00
Roy Sievers was the first player ever to win the American League Rookie of the Year honors (1949) and the last player from the old St. Louis Browns to achieve major recognition. The outfielder/first baseman was a big slugger whose 318 career homers understate his true power due to the fact that he played for six seasons during his prime in cavernous Griffith Park in Washington. Sievers slugged 20 or more homers in nine of his 17 major league seasons. He reportedly signed with the Browns for a pair of spikes. After two injury-prone seasons, he was traded to the Senators by the then-Baltimore Orioles. It was in Washington that he became a bonafide star.