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 Earl Averill

Earl Averill

Birth
Snohomish, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Death 16 Aug 1983 (aged 81)
Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Burial Snohomish, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Plot 7th Addition, Lot 427, Grave 2
Memorial ID 3609 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Played 13 seasons (1929-1941) with the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers and Boston Braves. 11 and a 1/2 years of his career was spent as the Indians' centerfielder. Called the "Earl of Snohomish", he hit a home run in his first major league at bat, the first American Leaguer to ever turn that trick. Named to the first All-Star team in 1933, he would appear in the next 5 All-Star games. Averill was the batter who, for all intents and purposes, ended pitcher Dizzy Dean's career when he lined a ball off Dean's foot in the 1937 All-Star Game. In 1936 he led the American League with 232 Hits and 15 triples. Dispite his outstanding career, he did not make his first World Series appearence until 1940, when he appeared in 64 games with the Tigers during the regular season, and appeared as a pinch-hitter 3 times in the Series, as his Tigers lost to the Cincinnati Reds 4 games to 3. Forced to retire from the game with a lame back, Averill was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1975. He was 81 years old when he died in 1983. He compiled a lifetime batting average of .318, 238 home runs and 1,164 runs batted in. His son, Earl D. Averill, played seven seasons in the Major Leagues (1956-1963).


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  • Added: 30 Sep 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3609
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl Averill (21 May 1902–16 Aug 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3609, citing Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Snohomish, Snohomish County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .