Paul Popovich

Paul Popovich
Second baseman
Born: (1940-08-18) August 18, 1940
Flemington, West Virginia
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1964, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
July 21, 1975, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .233
Home runs 14
Runs batted in 134

Paul Edward Popovich (born August 18, 1940 in Flemington, West Virginia) was an infielder for the Chicago Cubs (1964, 1966–67 and 1969–73), Los Angeles Dodgers (1968–69) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1974–75).

Popovich attended West Virginia University, where he played college baseball for the Mountaineers in 1960.[1]

He was on Pirates teams that won the 1974 and 1975 National League Eastern Division and was nicknamed "Supersub" for his utility work for the Cubs in 1969.[2]

In 11 seasons, he played in 682 Games and had 1,732 At Bats, 176 Runs, 403 Hits, 42 Doubles, 9 Triples, 14 Home Runs, 134 RBI, 4 Stolen Bases, 127 Walks, .233 Batting Average, .286 On-base percentage, .292 Slugging Percentage, 505 Total Bases, 25 Sacrifice Hits, 17 Sacrifice Flies and 14 Intentional Walks. Z According to the back of his 1970 Topps trading card, "In 1968, 50 fans named Popovich came to root for Paul." The 1969 Dodgers yearbook shows Popovich surrounded by 21 fans who shared his surname.


  1. "West Virginia University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  2. DeMichael, Tom (January 2016). Baseball FAQ All That's Left to Know About America's Pastime. 'Pepi': Backbeat Books. ISBN 9781617136061. Retrieved 12 July 2016.

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