Norman Leroy Siebern
Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.
Born: July 26, 1933 in St. Louis, MO (Age 78)
MLB Debut: June 15, 1956 New York Yankees
Final MLB Game: July 30, 1968 Boston Red Sox
Years with the Angels: 1966
December 2, 1965: Traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the California Angels for Dick Simpson.
December 14, 1966: Traded by the California Angels to the San Francisco Giants for Len Gabrielson.
(Second of five Angels to make their debut in this game)
In the top of the 9th of a 2-2 tie with 2 out and a runner on first, entered the game as a pinch hitter for starting pitcher Dean Chance, and singled to off Eddie Fisher. He stayed in the game as the first baseman until the top of the 14th when he was pinch run for by Willie Montanez (Angels Debut #110)after leading off the inning with a walk. The White Sox eventually won the game 3-2 in the 14th on Tuesday, April 12, 1966 (D) at Comiskey Park I.
Hit .247 in 336 AB with 63 walks over 125 games. Made 7 errors in 886 chances at first base.
Best Angels Performance:
Hit a base-clearing double off Hal Reniff to give the Halos a 7-3 lead in the 7th, and ended the day 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI in a 7-4 win against the Yankees on Friday, May 6, 1966 (N) at Anaheim Stadium.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- Originally signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1951.
- Named Minor League Player of the Year by The Sporting News (1957)
- Named first baseman on The Sporting News AL All-Star Team (1962)
- Won AL Gold Glove as left fielder (1958)
- 3-time AL All-Star (1962-1964)
- Won 2 World Series with the Yankees (1956 & 1958)
- Had eleven 2-HR games.
- Was part of a trade with Kansas City that netted the Yankees Roger Maris.
- Also played for the Yankees (56-59); Athletics (60-63); Orioles (64-65); Giants (67); Red Sox (67-68).
Read Norm Siebern's SABR biography here.