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Genuine autograph guaranteed of HOFer Earl Averill  $25.00Howard Earl Averill (May 21, 1902 – August 16, 1983) was an Am...
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Howard Earl Averill (May 21, 1902 – August 16, 1983) was an American player in Major League Baseball who was a center fielder from 1929 to 1941. He was a six-time All-Star (1933–38) and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.
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Born in Snohomish, Washington, Averill broke into the major leagues in 1929 (at the age of 27) with the Cleveland Indians. He played for Cleveland for over ten years, and remains the all-time Indian leader in total bases, runs batted in, runs, and triples.[1] He also remains 3rd in all-time Indian hits and doubles, and 4th in all-time Indian home runs and walks. During his time in Cleveland, the team never finished higher than 3rd. He's famous for hitting the line drive that broke Dizzy Dean's toe in the 1937 All-Star Game. Averill was the first major league player to hit 4 home runs in a doubleheader (with home run in each game) on September 17, 1930; he was also one of the first players to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat (April 16, 1929, opening day). Averill batted .378 in 1936, leading the American League in hits with 232, but finishing 2nd to Luke Appling in the batting race (Appling batted .388 for the White Sox).
During a July 1 incident in 1935, Averill was lighting firecrackers with his four children as part of a pre-4 July celebration. One exploded while he was holding it, and he suffered lacerations on the fingers of his right hand, as well as burns on his face and chest. After several weeks, he made a full recovery.[2]
Averill was traded to the Detroit Tigers in the middle of the 1939 season (June 14). The following season, his playing time was limited, but the Tigers reached the World Series. In the seven-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, the 38 year old Averill went 0-for-3 in three pinch-hit attempts. The Reds won the series 4 games to 3.
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Earl Averill's number 3 was retired by the Cleveland Indians in 1975.
Averill retired in 1941 after struggling in April with the Boston Braves.
After his career, he was very outspoken on being elected to the Hall of Fame. While he didn't campaign for induction, he did make the statement that "Had I been elected after my death, I had made arrangements that my name never be placed in the Hall of Fame."[3] Averill was inducted in 1975, 8 years before his passing.
He made news of a different sort, according to Baseball Digest, in the early 1960s when he was boarding an airplane to fly to a site for an old-timers' game. He insisted on bringing his own bat in a gun case.
His son, Earl, also played in the majors from 1956 through 1963. He was mainly a catcher but also played left field and a few games at infield.

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1929 27 CLE AL 152 680 597 110 198 43 13 18 96 13 14 63 53 .332 .398 .538 .936 136 321 3 17 *8O
1930 28 CLE AL 139 606 534 102 181 33 8 19 119 10 7 56 48 .339 .404 .537 .941 133 287 2 13 *O8/9
1931 29 CLE AL 155 701 627 140 209 36 10 32 143 9 9 68 38 .333 .404 .576 .979 150 361 6 0 *8O MVP-4
1932 30 CLE AL 153 712 631 116 198 37 14 32 124 5 8 75 40 .314 .392 .569 .961 138 359 6 0 *8O MVP-4
1933 31 CLE AL 151 658 599 83 180 39 16 11 92 3 1 54 29 .301 .363 .474 .837 116 284 5 0 *8O AS,MVP-15
1934 32 CLE AL 154 705 598 128 187 48 6 31 113 5 3 99 44 .313 .414 .569 .982 150 340 4 1 *8O AS,MVP-17
1935 33 CLE AL 140 638 563 109 162 34 13 19 79 8 4 70 58 .288 .368 .496 .863 120 279 1 4 *8O AS
1936 34 CLE AL 152 682 614 136 232 39 15 28 126 3 3 65 35 .378 .438 .627 1.065 157 385 1 2 *8O AS,MVP-3
1937 35 CLE AL 156 702 609 121 182 33 11 21 92 5 4 88 65 .299 .387 .493 .880 122 300 0 5 *8O AS,MVP-19
1938 36 CLE AL 134 567 482 101 159 27 15 14 93 5 2 81 48 .330 .429 .535 .965 142 258 3 1 *O89 AS,MVP-8
1939 37 TOT AL 111 427 364 66 96 28 6 11 65 4 3 49 42 .264 .353 .464 .817 103 169 4 1 11 79/8
1939 37 CLE AL 24 61 55 8 15 8 0 1 7 0 1 6 12 .273 .344 .473 .817 109 26 0 0 0 O9
1939 37 DET AL 87 366 309 58 81 20 6 10 58 4 2 43 30 .262 .354 .463 .817 102 143 4 1 11 O7/8
1940 38 DET AL 64 124 118 10 33 4 1 2 20 0 0 5 14 .280 .309 .381 .690 72 45 3 0 1 O8/79
1941 39 BSN NL 8 19 17 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 .118 .211 .118 .328 -4 2 0 1 0 /O87
13 Yrs 1669 7221 6353 1224 2019 401 128 238 1164 70 58 774 518 .318 .395 .534 .928 133 3390 7 33 55
162 Game Avg. 162 701 617 119 196 39 12 23 113 7 75 50 .318 .395 .534 .928 133 329 3 5
CLE (11 yrs) 1510 6712 5909 1154 1903 377 121 226 1084 66 56 725 470 .322 .399 .542 .940 136 3200 0 31 43
DET (2 yrs) 151 490 427 68 114 24 7 12 78 4 2 48 44 .267 .342 .440 .783 93 188 7 1 12
BSN (1 yr) 8 19 17 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 .118 .211 .118 .328 -4 2 0 1 0
AL (12 yrs) 1661 7202 6336 1222 2017 401 128 238 1162 70 58 773 514 .318 .395 .535 .930 133 3388 7 32 55
NL (1 yr) 8 19 17 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 .118 .211 .118 .328 -4 2 0 1 0

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