Earl Webb

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Earl Webb
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
MLB statistics
Batting average.306
Home runs56
Runs batted in333
Career highlights and awards
  • 2 full seasons with a .300+ batting average
  • 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 batted left-handed, and threw right-handed. 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.[1] He had a career batting average of .306 (661-for-2161) with 56 home runs and 333 runs batted in. 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 died on May 23, 1965 at his home in Jamestown, Tennessee.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Panas, Lee. "Earl Webb: One-Year Doubles Wonder". www.detroittigertales.com. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. ^ The Baseball Necrology page 418 Retrieved 2018-04-21.

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Preceded by
George Burns
Single season doubles record holders
Succeeded by