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Al Simmons

Baseball

Philadelphia Athletics

Played 12 seasons as an OF for the Philadelphia Athletics (1924-32, 1940-41, 1944)

Career stats with the Athletics: .356 AVG, 1827 H, 969 R, 348 2B, 209 HR, 1178 RBI, .584 SL%

Career fielding stats with the Athletics: .980 F%, 3085 TC, 2919 PO, 105 A, 22 DP

Batted over .300 with over 100 RBI in each of his first 9 seasons

6 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Batting (1925, 1927-31)

2 time AL Batting Champion (1930, 1931)

7 times finished in the AL Top 5 in HR

7 times finished in the AL Top 5 in RBI  with the Athletics

1 time led the AL in RBI (1929)

3 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Runs

1 time led the AL in Runs (1930)

6 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Hits

2 times led the AL in Hits (1925, 1932)

6 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Total Bases with the Athletics

2 times led the AL in Total Bases (1925, 1929)

5 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Extra Base Hits

2 times led the AL in Extra Base Hits (1925, 1929)

8 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Slugging %

2 times led the AL in Fielding % (1929, 1930)

1 time led the AL in Putouts (1925)

Holds Athletics single season record for most Hits with 253 (1925)

Holds Athletics single season record for most Runs with 152 (1930)

Holds Athletics single season record for most Singles with 174 (1925)

Holds Athletics single season record for most Doubles with 53 (1926)

Current rank on Athletics Career Leaders:

  • 1st in AVG [.356]
  • 7th in HR [209]
  • 1st in RBI [1178]
  • 2nd in Hits [1827]
  • 5th in Runs [969]
  • 2nd in 2B [348]
  • 2nd in 3B [98] 
  • 1st in XBH [655]
  • 2nd in SL % [.584]

Career rank amongst Athletics Outfielders:

  • 5th in Total Chances [3085]
  • 5th in Putouts [2919]
  • 5th in Assists [105]
  • 9th in Double Plays [22]

Current rank on MLB career leaders:

  • 23rd in AVG [.334]
  • 16th in RBI [1827]
  • 63rd in Runs [1507]
  • 35th in Hits [2927]
  • 31st in Total Bases [4685]
  • 31st in XBH [995]
  • 38th in SL % [.535]

Finished 2nd in AL MVP voting (1925)

3 time AL Champion with the Athletics (1929-31)

2 time World Series Champion with the Athletics (1929, 1930)

Ranked 43rd on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players (1999)

Nominee for the MLB All-Century Team (1999)

Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1953)

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