December 2, 2023

The Top 10 Greatest Cleveland Indians of All-Time: No. 2 Earl Averill

Earl Averill comes in at number two on the countdown. Averill is not the most popular player in Indians history, but his numbers should not be overlooked. Earl played for the Tribe from 1929 to 1939. In that span, he would compile some serious stats. .322 average in 1,509 games for the Tribe. Holds club marks for runs (1,154), RBI (1,024) triples (121), extra-base hits (724) and total bases (3,200). He hit .378 (AL-best 232 hits) in 1936.

Some key moments for Averill were that he was the first Major League player to hit four home runs in a doubleheader (with a home run in each game) on September 17, 1930. He was also one of the first players to hit a home run in his first Major League at-bat (April 16, 1929, opening day). Averill batted .378 in 1936, leading the American League in hits with 232.

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Averill was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1975. His #3 is retired by the Indians.

To Read More About The Top 10 Players Click The Links of The Names of Choice Below!!! 

Number 10: Albert Belle!

Number 9: Sandy Alomar Jr.!

Number 8: Manny Ramirez – Manny Being Manny! 

Number 7: Tris Speaker – The Gray Eagle! 

Number 6: Jim Thome!

Number 5: Omar Vizquel!

Number 4: Bob Lemon!

Number 3: Kenny Lofton!

Number 1: The Heater From Van meter – Bob Feller!

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