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Full Name: Howard Earl Averill Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 5' 9.5"/172 First Game: April 16, 1929
Birthdate: May 21, 1902 Final Game: April 25, 1941
Birthplace: Snohomish, Washington MLB Experience: 13 years
Died: August 16, 1983
Deathplace: Everett, Washington
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975

Biography

Earl Averill (Howard Earl Averill) was born on May 21, 1902 in Snohomish, Washington. He made his Major League debut on April 16, 1929 for the Cleveland Indians. In 1929, his rookie year, he hit .332 with 18 home runs and 96 RBI. Averill played for the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers and Boston Braves over the course of his 13 year career.

Most people believe that Earl Averill's best season was 1931, when he slugged 32 home runs, hit for a .333 average and knocked in 143 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1929 CLE A 151 597 110 198 18 96 .332 .398 .538 43 13 63 53 3 17 13 0 0
1930 CLE A 139 534 102 181 19 119 .339 .404 .537 33 8 56 48 2 13 10 0 0
1931 CLE A 155 627 140 209 32 143 .333 .404 .576 36 10 68 38 6 0 9 0 0
1932 CLE A 153 631 116 198 32 124 .314 .392 .569 37 14 75 40 6 0 5 0 0
1933 CLE A 151 599 83 180 11 92 .301 .363 .474 39 16 54 29 5 0 3 0 0
1934 CLE A 154 598 128 187 31 113 .313 .414 .569 48 6 99 44 4 1 5 0 0
1935 CLE A 140 563 109 162 19 79 .288 .368 .496 34 13 70 58 1 4 8 0 0
1936 CLE A 152 614 136 232 28 126 .378 .438 .627 39 15 65 35 1 2 3 0 0
1937 CLE A 156 609 121 182 21 92 .299 .387 .493 33 11 88 65 0 5 5 0 0
1938 CLE A 134 482 101 159 14 93 .330 .429 .535 27 15 81 48 3 1 5 0 0
1939 DET A 87 309 58 81 10 58 .262 .354 .463 20 6 43 30 1 11 4 0 4
1939 CLE A 24 55 8 15 1 7 .273 .344 .473 8 0 6 12 0 0 0 0 0
1939 TOT A 111 364 66 96 11 65 .264 .353 .464 28 6 49 42 1 11 4 0 4
1940 DET A 64 118 10 33 2 20 .280 .309 .381 4 1 5 14 0 1 0 0 3
1941 BOS N 8 17 2 2 0 2 .118 .211 .118 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
Total NL 8 17 2 2 0 2 .118 .211 .118 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
Total AL 1660 6336 1222 2017 238 1162 .318 .395 .535 401 128 773 514 32 55 70 0 7
Total 1668 6353 1224 2019 238 1164 .318 .395 .534 401 128 774 518 33 55 70 0 7

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1929 CLE A OF 151 0 0 384 14 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1930 CLE A OF 134 0 0 345 11 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1931 CLE A OF 155 0 0 398 9 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1932 CLE A OF 153 0 0 412 12 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1933 CLE A OF 149 0 0 390 8 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1934 CLE A OF 154 0 0 410 12 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1935 CLE A OF 139 0 0 371 6 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1936 CLE A OF 150 0 0 369 11 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1937 CLE A OF 156 0 0 362 11 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1938 CLE A OF 131 0 0 331 14 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1939 DET A OF 80 0 0 157 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1939 CLE A OF 11 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1939 TOT A OF 91 0 0 169 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1940 DET A OF 22 0 0 23 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1941 BOS N OF 4 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 1589 0 0 3969 115 126 29 0 0 0 0 0 .970

Transactions

  • Sold by San Francisco (PCL) to Cleveland Indians (1929).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Harry Eisenstat and cash (June 14, 1939).
  • Released by Detroit Tigers (February 8, 1941).
  • Signed by Boston Braves (February 26, 1941).
  • Released by Boston Braves (April 29, 1941).

Trivia

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