Dale Mitchell

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Birthdate 8/23/1921
Death Date 1/5/1987
Debut Year 1946
Year of Induction
Teams Dodgers, Indians
Position Left Field

Only Ted Williams and Stan Musial hit for a higher average from 1943-1960 than Dale Mitchell who struck out 119 times in 4,358 plate appearances.

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Dale Mitchell hit .336 with only 17 strikeouts in the 1948 Indians World Championship year

Dale Mitchell hit .336 with only 17 strikeouts in the 1948 Indians World Championship year

Dale Mitchell might best be remembered as the final out in Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. He was much more than that. Mitchell broke in with the Indians in 1946, hitting .432 (19-for-44) in 11 games. In his first full season in ’47 Mitchell hit .316 and garnered votes in MVP balloting. The following year the Indians were World Series champs.
Postmarked side of Dale Mitchell autographed card - sent from Cleveland on August 20, 1948

Postmarked side of Dale Mitchell autographed card - sent from Cleveland on August 20, 1948

This side of the postcard signed by Dale Mitchell reveals a Cleveland postmark from August 20, 1948. That day Satchel Paige twirled his second career MLB shutout, a three-hit masterpiece over the White Sox. His first was in his previous outing, giving the 41-year old Negro League legend his second consecutive shutout. Cards like this remain attractive to
Index card inscribed and signed by umpire Babe Pinelli who called Dale Mitchell out in '56 World Series

Index card inscribed and signed by umpire Babe Pinelli who called Dale Mitchell out in '56 World Series

The umpire who made the memorable – and some say questionable – third strike call during Dale Mitchell’s pinch hit at bat in Don Larsen’s perfect game was Babe Pinelli. A big league infielder from 1919-1927, Pinelli found lasting fame in his second baseball career calling balls and strikes. A veteran of 22 seasons as a National League arbiter, Pinelli worked six

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