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Earl Webb
Birth: Sep. 17, 1898
Bon Air
White County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 23, 1965
Fentress County
Tennessee, USA

Major League Baseball Player. In 1931, the left-handed hitter inexplicably broke a major-league record by rapping 67 doubles in 589 at-bats, averaging one every 8.79 trips to the plate. Prior to that season he had 55 doubles in 924 at-bats, and afterward just 33 in 648 at-bats. The planets and all their moons may have been aligned in his House of Virgo because on September 17, on his 32nd birthday, he tied George Burns' record in the first game of a doubleheader against Cleveland and then set the mark in the nightcap. He broke in with the New York Yankees in 1925, then was with the Chicago Cubs in 1927 and 1928. The Washington Senators traded him to the Boston Red Sox on April 30, 1930 for infielder-outfielder Bill Barrett. He batted .323 with 30 doubles in 127 games in 1930. Then came his monster season. Besides the record doubles, he hit .333 with career-highs of 103 runs batted in and 96 runs scored. The Red Sox traded him on June 12, 1932 to Detroit for first baseman Dale Alexander and outfielder Roy Johnson. The Tigers sold him to the Chicago White Sox on May 14, 1933, and he finished his career with them that season. His seven-year ledger showed a .306 average, 155 doubles, 25 triples, 56 homers and 333 RBIs. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
Taylor Place Cemetery
Fentress County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Apr 16, 2006
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