Saturday, December 5, 2009

#24 Earl Averill

1961 Topps

Earl Douglas Averill
Bats: Right , Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" , Weight: 190 lb.
Born: September 9, 1931 in Cleveland, OH

Drafted 21st by the Los Angeles Angels from the Chicago White Sox in the 1960 expansion draft.

Custom Draft card

Entered game in the 9th as a pinch hitter for Tom Morgan and grounded out, at Boston on April 17, 1961.
Later traded by the Los Angeles Angels to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jacke Davis on December 11, 1962.

In 510 at-bats hit .249 with 25 HR and 81 RBI, and drew 105 walks.

Earl Averill played seven years in the majors, and held down several different positions in the field.
Averill broke in as a catcher in 1956, but played solely third base during his time in the majors in 1958. For the rest of his career he was primarily a catcher except in 1962 when he was mostly a left fielder. In most years he split his time between catcher, the infield and the outfield.
His best year with the bat was 1961, in the inaugural year of the Angels, when he posted a line of .266/.384/.489.
Son of Hall of Famer Earl Averill. Bob Feller played with both Earl Averills. Earl the son was born in 1931, during Earl the father's third year with the Cleveland Indians.

Custom Signature card

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