Carl Furillo

Carl Furillo
Birthdate 3/8/1922
Death Date 1/21/1989
Debut Year 1946
Year of Induction
Teams Dodgers
Position Right Field

The batting champion in 1953, Carl Furillo played in 7 Dodger World Series, 6 with Brooklyn and 1 in Los Angeles; he was a two-time champion.

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Carl Furillo played on the Dodgers' only championship team in Brooklyn & their first in LA

Carl Furillo played on the Dodgers' only championship team in Brooklyn & their first in LA

Carl Furillo played all of his 15 big league seasons for the Dodgers. He broke into the big leagues in 1946 and played the team’s final 12 seasons in New York. During that time Furillo exactly .300. He helped the Dodgers win seven NL pennants and the 1955 and 1959 world championships. Furillo
Furillo signed this on July 2nd of the championship 1955 season

Furillo signed this on July 2nd of the championship 1955 season

Collectors covet government postcards because they provide strong context to the signature. Shown here is the reverse of the card with Carl Furillo’s signature. Notice the postmark from Brooklyn, New York on July 2, 1955 at 11:30pm. Earlier in the day 6,158 fans saw the Dodgers drop a heartbreaker to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers jumped out

One response to “Carl Furillo”

  1. Edwin Sineath says:

    Snubbed by the BBWAA because he sued the Dodgers in 1960 and won his lawsuit. 2 votes his first year of eligibility, 2 votes his second year, then dropped from the ballot. Also on the ballot with Furillo in his first year was Enos Slaughter, who got 100 votes from the Baseball owners lackeys in the BBWAA. Enos never won a batting title, played 19 years to Carl’s 15 and yet had only 1 more assist than Carl. Not saying Carl should be in the HOF but deserving of far more than 4 votes in 2 years.

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