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A stocky player (5' 11", 200 lb.), Berberet was a very solid defensive catcher and a decent left-handed hitter. He retired after the 1960 season having a career batting average of .230, with 31 home runs, 153 runs batted in, and an impressive fielding percentage of .992, including three seasons (1954-55, 1957) in which he made no errors.
- He is one of only four regular catchers to field a perfect 1.000 for a full season.
- In a Tigers victory 12-4 over Chicago White Sox, he belted a first-inning grand slam off Early Wynn. It was the American League's 3rd of the day, tying the major league record for number of slams on one day in the same league (Detroit, April 24, 1960).
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