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Al Simmons

  • Birth 22 May 1902 Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 26 May 1956 Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot Section 17, Block 7, Lot 1 NE 1/4, Grave 1
  • Memorial ID 2404

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. For twenty seasons (1924 to 1941, 1943 to 1944), he played at the outfielder position with the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Boston Bees, Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox. Born Aloys Harry Szymanski, the son of Polish immigrants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he marked his Major League debut on April 15th, 1924. Simmons rapidly established himself as one of baseball's most prolific hitters. During the course of his career, he topped the century mark in RBIs twelve-times (including his league-leading 157 RBIs in 1929), and exceeded a .300 batting average thirteen-times (when appearing in more than 100 games), including two-time league batting champion (1930 with .381 and 1931 with .390). Along with Jimmie Foxx, Simmons was a major contributor to the Philadelphia Athletics' dynasty teams with won three consecutive American League Pennants (1929 to 1931), including two world championships (1929 and 1930). In 19 career World Series contests (including 1939 with the Reds), he recorded 15 hits, with 6 home runs, 17 RBIs and a .329 batting average. In 2,215 career regular season games, he amassed 2,927 hits, including 307 home runs, with 1,827 RBIs, 1,507 runs scored and a .334 lifetime batting average. He was a three-time All-Star (1933 to 1935) and participated in the first All-Star Game in 1933. Following his playing career, Simmons served as a coach with the Athletics (1944 to 1949) and the Cleveland Indians (1950 to 1951). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. He died from a heart attack in Milwaukee at the age of 54.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2404
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Al Simmons (22 May 1902–26 May 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2404, citing Saint Adalberts Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .