Earl Averill, Jr.

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Earl Averill
Born: (1931-09-09) September 9, 1931 (age 82)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1956 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1963 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average .242
Hits 249
Home runs 44

Earl Douglas Averill, Jr. (September 9, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio), is a former professional baseball player who played catcher in the Major Leagues from 1956 to 1963. He played for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cleveland Indians. Averill shares with Piggy Ward the MLB record for the most consecutive plate appearances reaching a base - 17.[1]


His father, Earl Averill, is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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  1. ^ "Record: 17 Consecutive Plate Appearances Reaching Base". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 

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