Lefty O’Doul

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Birthdate 03/04/1897
Death Date 12/07/1969
Debut Year 1919
Year of Induction
Teams Dodgers, Giants, Phillies, Red Sox, Yankees
Positions Left Field, Pitcher

No National Leaguer has ever tallied more hits in a season than Lefty O’Doul’s 254 in 1929. He retired with a .349 lifetime avg yet isn’t in the Hall.

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Check made on on his business account

Check made on on his business account

A two-time batting champ, Lefty O’Doul played in the first All Star game and retired with a .349 average. O’Doul’s reach extends to Japan where as goodwill ambassador he introduced baseball and is known as the father of Japanese baseball. Shown here is a check made out on the accou
William Frawley (Fred Mertz) telegram to Lefty O'Doul

William Frawley (Fred Mertz) telegram to Lefty O'Doul

William Frawley is best known for portraying Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy. Away from the set, Frawley was a baseball fanatic. In fact he insisted on a unique clause in his I Love Lucy contract: If his beloved New York Yankees made it to the World Series, he would be given time off in October for the Wo
San Francisco Chronicle Sports Section highlighting O'Doul breakfast

San Francisco Chronicle Sports Section highlighting O'Doul breakfast

The telegram from William Frawley to Lefty O’Doul was sent for a very special occasion. After O’Doul was let go as the skipper of the Pacific Coast League’s San Francisco Seals, there was a breakfast held in his honor. The image above is from the front page of the

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