Victor Saier – 1979

Inducted: 1979

St. Mary’s High School

Professional Baseball
Vic Saier started his professional career in 1910.  In his first season, with the Lansing Senators, he led the Southern Michigan League in hits, doubles, and total bases and he was purchased by the Chicago Cubs for $1,500.  Saier joined the Cubs in 1911.  During his rookie season, starting 1st baseman, manager, and future Hall of Famer Frank Chance (Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance) got injured and Saier replaced him.

Chicago Cubs – 1911-1917.
Pittsburgh Pirates – 1919.
Led National League in Triples – 1913.
6th in National League MVP voting in 1913.
2nd in National League Home Runs (18) in 1914.

In July, 1915, Saier was leading the league in RBI when he suffered a leg injury which hampered his play and re-injured his leg in early 1917 that sidelined him for almost a year.  He returned in 1919 with the Pirates, playing in 58 games.

Career Statistics (8 Seasons)
Games:  865
Batting Average:  .263 (775-2,948)
Home Runs:  55
Runs Batted In:  395
Base on Balls/HBP:  400
On Base Percentage:  .351
Slugging Percentage:  .409