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.

In the collection:

Handwritten letter regarding 1962 Yankees Old Timers game

Handwritten letter regarding 1962 Yankees Old Timers game

As a six-time All Star, Earl Averill was in high demand for Old Timer’s games. In this letter he writes to Yankee general manager Roy Hamey to confirm his attendance in New York for the 1962 Old Timer’s game. After breaking into the big leagues at age 26 in 1929, Averill played 11
Letter regarding the 40th reunion of the first all-star game in 1933

Letter regarding the 40th reunion of the first all-star game in 1933

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
Signed '33 Goudey - from the same year as the 1st all-star game

Signed '33 Goudey - from the same year as the 1st all-star game

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’s son Earl D. Averill also played in the big leagues, suiti
Questionnaire filled out and signed by Earl Averill Jr.

Questionnaire filled out and signed by Earl Averill Jr.

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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