Earl Averill

Earl Averill autograph
Birthdate 5/21/1902
Death Date 8/15/1983
Debut Year 1929
Year of Induction 1975
Teams Braves, Indians, Tigers
Position Center Field

Earl Averill is the Indians franchise leader in total bases, RBI, runs and triples, he’s 3rd on the list for hits and doubles, and 4th in homers and walks.

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Earl Averill was a stellar offensive performer in his 13-year Hall of Fame career

Earl Averill was a stellar offensive performer in his 13-year Hall of Fame career

After breaking into the big leagues at age 26 in 1929, Averill played 11 seasons in Cleveland. The centerfielder was an offensive force. In his first ten years in the bigs, Averill he hit .323 and averaged 23 homers with 108 runs batted in. An All Star in the first six times the Mid Summer classic w
Averill played in the first six All Star games and in the 40th anniversary of the first game

Averill played in the first six All Star games and in the 40th anniversary of the first game

Baseball came up with the idea of an all-star game in 1933 to showcase the game’s brightest stars. Earl Averill was chosen that season to start a string of six straight All Star appearances. In this letter the former centerfielder confirms his presence at the 40th All Star game in 1973 at St.
Earl Averill was one of the American League's best players in the 1930s

Earl Averill was one of the American League's best players in the 1930s

Goudey’s iconic 1933 baseball cards coincided with Major League Baseball’s first all star game. In the collection is Earl Averill’s original card from that year adorned with the autograph of the Indian great. Averill played in the inaugural event as well as the next five Mid Summer Classics. In his first ten seasons
Earl Averill Jr. played parts of seven seasons in the Major Leagues

Earl Averill Jr. played parts of seven seasons in the Major Leagues

Hall of Fame outfielder Earl Averill enjoyed a 13-year Major League career. In 1931, his third full season in the big leagues his son Earl Jr. was born. The younger Averill himself played seven seasons at baseball’s highest level, suiting up for Angels, Cubs, Indians, Philies, and White Sox. I

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