November 20, 1929|
Long Beach, California
|Died: April 6, 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|September 17, 1954 for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 1960 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Runs batted in||153|
Louis Joseph Berberet (November 20, 1929 – April 6, 2004) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers between 1954 and 1960. He was born in Long Beach, California.
A stocky player of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m), 200 pounds (91 kg), Berberet was a very solid defensive catcher and a decent left-handed hitter. He retired after the 1960 season having a career batting average of .230, with 31 home runs, 153 runs batted in, and an impressive fielding percentage of .992, including three seasons (1954–55, 1957) in which he made no errors.
- He is one of only four regular catchers to field a perfect 1.000 for a full season.
- In a Tigers victory 12-4 over Chicago White Sox, he belted a first-inning grand slam off Early Wynn. It was the American League's 3rd of the day, tying the major league record for number of slams on one day in the same league (Detroit, April 24, 1960).
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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