June 24, 1956 |
|April 13, 1980, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 6, 1985, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Runs batted in||203|
|Career highlights and awards|
George Stephen Vukovich (June 24, 1956) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians in all or part of six seasons from 1980–1985. Listed at 6' 0" (1.83 m), 198 lb. (90 k), Vukovich batted left handed and threw right handed. He was born in Chicago.
Vukovich made his major league debut with the Phillies in 1980, appearing as a pinch hitter in a game against the Montreal Expos. He received a World Series ring in his rookie season, even though he did not play in the Series.
In December 1982, Vukovich was sent along with Jay Baller, Julio Franco, Manny Trillo and Jerry Willard to the Indians in the same transaction that brought Von Hayes to Philadelphia. Afterwards, he played two seasons in Japan for the Seibu Lions from 1986 to 1987.
In between, Vukovich played winter ball with the Águilas del Zulia of the Venezuelan League during three seasons spanning 1979–1982. He later made a brief appearance for the Daytona Beach Explorers of the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1991.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Appeared as a guest on BaD Radio on KTCK Sports Radio 1310/96.7 in Dallas/Fort Worth on March 3, 2014 as part of the Dan McDowell Birthday Show
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