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Full Name: Aloysius Harry Simmons Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/190 First Game: April 15, 1924
Birthdate: May 22, 1902 Final Game: July 1, 1944
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin MLB Experience: 20 years
Died: May 26, 1956
Deathplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953


Biography

Al Simmons (Aloysius Harry Simmons) was born on May 22, 1902 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He made his Major League debut on April 15, 1924 for the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1924, his rookie year, he hit .308 with 8 home runs and 102 RBI. Simmons played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves and Boston Red Sox over the course of his 20 year career.

Most people believe that Al Simmons's best season was 1930, when he slugged 36 home runs, hit for a .381 average and knocked in 165 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1924 PHI A 152 594 69 183 8 102 .308 .343 .431 31 9 30 60 2 18 16 0 0
1925 PHI A 153 654 122 253 24 129 .387 .419 .599 43 12 35 41 1 6 7 0 0
1926 PHI A 147 583 90 199 19 109 .341 .392 .564 53 10 48 49 1 10 10 0 0
1927 PHI A 106 406 86 159 15 108 .392 .436 .645 36 11 31 30 1 20 10 0 0
1928 PHI A 119 464 78 163 15 107 .351 .396 .558 33 9 31 30 3 11 1 0 0
1929 PHI A 143 581 114 212 34 157 .365 .398 .642 41 9 31 38 1 16 4 0 0
1930 PHI A 138 554 152 211 36 165 .381 .423 .708 41 16 39 34 1 17 9 0 0
1931 PHI A 128 513 105 200 22 128 .390 .444 .641 37 13 47 45 3 0 3 0 0
1932 PHI A 154 670 144 216 35 151 .322 .368 .548 28 9 47 76 1 0 4 0 0
1933 CHI A 146 605 85 200 14 119 .331 .373 .481 29 10 39 49 2 2 5 0 0
1934 CHI A 138 558 102 192 18 104 .344 .403 .530 36 7 53 58 2 0 3 0 0
1935 CHI A 128 525 68 140 16 79 .267 .313 .427 22 7 33 43 2 1 4 0 0
1936 DET A 143 568 96 186 13 112 .327 .383 .484 38 6 49 35 2 1 6 0 0
1937 WAS A 103 419 60 117 8 84 .279 .329 .434 21 10 27 35 4 3 3 0 0
1938 WAS A 125 470 79 142 21 95 .302 .357 .511 23 6 38 40 2 2 2 0 0
1939 CIN N 9 21 0 3 0 1 .143 .217 .143 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
1939 BOS N 93 330 39 93 7 43 .282 .331 .427 17 5 22 40 2 4 0 0 13
1939 TOT N 102 351 39 96 7 44 .274 .324 .410 17 5 24 43 2 4 0 0 13
1940 PHI A 37 81 7 25 1 19 .309 .341 .395 4 0 4 8 0 0 0 0 4
1941 PHI A 9 24 1 3 0 1 .125 .160 .167 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
1943 BOS A 40 133 9 27 1 12 .203 .248 .263 5 0 8 21 0 0 0 0 3
1944 PHI A 4 6 1 3 0 2 .500 .500 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total NL 102 351 39 96 7 44 .274 .324 .410 17 5 24 43 2 4 0 0 13
Total AL 2113 8408 1468 2831 300 1783 .337 .382 .540 522 144 591 694 28 107 87 0 10
Total 2215 8759 1507 2927 307 1827 .334 .380 .535 539 149 615 737 30 111 87 0 23

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1924 PHI A OF 152 0 0 390 17 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1925 PHI A OF 153 0 0 447 8 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1926 PHI A OF 147 0 0 333 11 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1927 PHI A OF 105 0 0 247 10 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1928 PHI A OF 114 0 0 231 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1929 PHI A OF 142 0 0 349 19 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1930 PHI A OF 136 0 0 275 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1931 PHI A OF 128 0 0 287 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1932 PHI A OF 154 0 0 290 9 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1933 CHI A OF 145 0 0 372 15 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1934 CHI A OF 138 0 0 286 14 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1935 CHI A OF 126 0 0 349 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1936 DET A OF 138 0 0 352 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1936 DET A 1B 1 0 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1937 WAS A OF 102 0 0 240 7 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1938 WAS A OF 117 0 0 232 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1939 CIN N OF 5 0 0 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1939 BOS N OF 82 0 0 158 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1939 TOT N LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1939 TOT N OF 87 0 0 172 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1940 PHI A OF 18 0 0 51 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .963
1941 PHI A OF 5 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1943 BOS A OF 33 0 0 66 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1944 PHI A OF 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 1 0 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 2142 0 0 4988 169 94 37 0 0 0 0 0 .982

Transactions

  • Traded by Milwaukee (American Association) to Philadelphia Athletics in exchange for Wid Matthews, Heinie Scheer and $40000 (December 15, 1923).
  • Sold by Philadelphia Athletics to Chicago White Sox with Jimmy Dykes and Mule Haas for $100000 (September 28, 1932).
  • Sold by Chicago White Sox to Detroit Tigers for $75000 (December 10, 1935).
  • Sold by Detroit Tigers to Washington Senators for $15000 (April 4, 1937).
  • Sold by Washington Senators to Boston Bees for $3000 (December 29, 1938).
  • Sold by Boston Bees to Cincinnati Reds (August 31, 1939).
  • Released by Cincinnati Reds (October 19, 1939).
  • Signed by Philadelphia Athletics (December 8, 1939).
  • Released by Boston Red Sox (October 15, 1943).
  • Signed by Philadelphia Athletics (April 15, 1944).
  • Released by Philadelphia Athletics (June 15, 1945).

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