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Josef Srbecký

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Biographical Information[edit]

Josef Srbecký hit .355/.443/.592 for Lokomotiva Louny in the 1995 Extraliga, going 0-6 with a 11.21 ERA. He tied Ota Kaňok for 7th in hits (27), tied for 4th in doubles (7), tied for 8th in extra-base hits (11) and 7th in K rate as a pitcher (7.9/9 IP). In 1996, he again hit well (.424/.472/.591) and did not pitch well (0-5, 7.34). He was 5th in average (between Pavel Chadim and Jiří Víšek), 7th in OBP and 8th in K/9. He was on the Czech national team in the 1996 European Championship - B Pool; they qualified for their first European Championship, finishing second. He moved to Sokol Krč in 1997 and pitched much better now - 5-3, 2.87. He hit .412/.603/.468 and drove in 22. He was 7th in average, 5th in ERA (between Richard Prokop and Michal Kočí), 6th in K/9 (8.8, between Kočí and Geoff Samuels), tied Richard Dvořák for 6th in K (52) and tied for 5th in wins.

He played for the Czech national team in the 1997 European Championship. He fell off in 1998, going 1 for 18 with four walks and posting a 1-4, 4.70 record. He rebounded to .304/.420/.464 in 1999 and pitched his last 2/3 IP. In 2000, he hit .506/.557/.722 with 31 RBI in 23 games, finishing 3rd in average (after Jiří Víšek and Miroslav Víšek), 3rd in OBP (behind the same two), 9th in slugging (between Lubomir Janda and Martin Veselý), 7th in OPS (between Martin Střítecký and Aleš Navrátil) and just missing the top ten in RBI. He hit .326/.400/.528 in 2001 to wrap up his career (going 5 for 13 with two doubles and a homer in the postseason).

As of June 26, 2022, he is among the Extraliga career leaders in average (.358, 19th, between Matěj Hejma and Marek Minařík) and OBP (.443, 19th, between Michal Műller and Petr Matalík).

Primary Source: Baseball-stat.cz