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Full Name: Earle Bryan Combs Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/185 First Game: April 16, 1924
Birthdate: May 14, 1899 Final Game: September 29, 1935
Birthplace: Pebworth, Kentucky MLB Experience: 12 years
Died: July 21, 1976
Deathplace: Richmond, Kentucky
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970


Biography

Earle Combs (Earle Bryan Combs) was born on May 14, 1899 in Pebworth, Kentucky. He made his Major League debut on April 16, 1924 for the New York Yankees. In 1925, his rookie year, he hit .342 with 3 home runs and 61 RBI. Combs played for the New York Yankees for his entire 12 year career.

Most people believe that Earle Combs's best season was 1927, when he hit for a .356 average and knocked in 64 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 NY A 24 35 10 14 0 2 .400 .462 .543 5 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
1925 NY A 150 593 117 203 3 61 .342 .411 .462 36 13 65 43 4 11 12 0 0
1926 NY A 145 606 113 181 8 55 .299 .352 .429 31 12 47 23 3 14 8 0 0
1927 NY A 152 648 137 231 6 64 .356 .414 .511 36 23 62 31 2 12 15 0 0
1928 NY A 149 626 118 194 7 56 .310 .387 .463 33 21 77 33 2 4 10 0 0
1929 NY A 142 586 119 202 3 65 .345 .414 .468 33 15 69 32 0 11 11 0 0
1930 NY A 137 532 129 183 7 82 .344 .424 .523 30 22 74 26 0 11 16 0 0
1931 NY A 138 563 120 179 5 58 .318 .394 .446 31 13 68 34 3 2 11 0 0
1932 NY A 144 591 143 190 9 65 .321 .405 .455 32 10 81 16 2 1 3 0 0
1933 NY A 122 417 86 125 5 64 .300 .372 .465 22 16 47 19 1 3 6 0 0
1934 NY A 63 251 47 80 2 25 .319 .412 .434 13 5 40 9 0 4 3 0 0
1935 NY A 89 298 47 84 3 35 .282 .359 .362 7 4 36 10 0 1 1 0 0
Total 1455 5746 1186 1866 58 632 .325 .397 .462 309 154 670 278 17 74 96 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1924 NY A OF 11 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1925 NY A OF 150 0 0 401 12 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1926 NY A OF 145 0 0 375 8 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1927 NY A OF 152 0 0 411 6 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1928 NY A OF 149 0 0 424 11 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1929 NY A OF 141 0 0 358 10 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1930 NY A OF 135 0 0 275 5 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1931 NY A OF 129 0 0 335 5 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1932 NY A OF 139 0 0 343 6 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1933 NY A OF 104 0 0 227 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1934 NY A OF 62 0 0 145 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1935 NY A OF 70 0 0 143 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .993
Total OF 1387 0 0 3449 69 95 23 0 0 0 0 0 .974

Transactions

  • Traded by Louisville (American Association) to New York Yankees in exchange for Elmer Smith and $50000 and a player to be named (January 7, 1924).

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