Earl Webb

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Earl Webb
Outfielder
Born: (1897-09-17)September 17, 1897
White County, Tennessee
Died: May 23, 1965(1965-05-23) (aged 67)
Jamestown, Tennessee
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 13, 1925 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1933 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .306
Home runs 56
Runs batted in 333
Teams
Career highlights and awards
MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season

William Earl Webb (September 17, 1897 – May 23, 1965) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball, playing from 1925 to 1933. He played for five teams, including the Boston Red Sox for three years. He was born in White County, Tennessee and died in Jamestown, Tennessee. In 1931, while playing for the Red Sox, he hit a record 67 doubles, a record that still stands today. He had a career batting average of .306 with 56 home runs. Webb finished second in the league in extra base hits in 1931 with 84. His .333 batting average in 1931 was seventh-highest in the American League. He also finished sixth in the 1931 American League Most Valuable Player voting. He batted left-handed, and threw right-handed.

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Preceded by
George Burns
Single season doubles record holders
1931 - present
Succeeded by
current