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Earl Averill Memorial Baseball League (1983)

Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

Below is the 1982 Hall of Fame class.

Williams, Mantle, and Feller were unanimous.

Ted Williams .326 BA, 1.032 OPS, 3214 H, 644 HR, 16 AS, 11 MVP
Hank Aaron .282 BA, .865 OPS, 3580 H, 642 HR, 11 AS, 3 MVP
Willie Mays .279 BA, .859 OPS, 3529 H, 631 HR, 11 AS, 3 MVP
Mickey Mantle .313 BA, .995 OPS, 3062 H, 627 HR, 16 AS, 5 MVP
Stan Musial .309 BA, .914 OPS, 3828 H, 465 HR, 16 AS, 4 MVP
Harmon Killebrew .273 BA, .907 OPS, 2396 H, 593 HR 10 AS, 2 MVP
Charlie Gehringer .332 BA, .912 OPS, 2208 H, 172 HR, 11 AS, 1 MVP
Warren Spahn 304-256, 3.24 ERA, 23875 K, 133 CG, 34 SHO, 5 AS, 1 CY
Bob Feller 298-185, 2.98 ERA, 2073 K, 158 CG, 41 SHO, 8 AS, 1 CY
Whitey Ford 289-176, 3.30 ERA, 2184 K, 76 CG, 28 SHO, 7 AS, 2 CY

Earl Averill

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Howard Earl Averill
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1975
Primary team: Cleveland Indians
Primary position: Center Fielder

Earl Averill burst onto the big league season with a rookie season many would consider their best. However, Averill was just getting started, and by the time he was finished, the Washington State native dubbed the Earl of Snohomish had crafted a Hall of Fame career.

Born May 21, 1902, in Snohomish, Washington, Averill broke into the majors in 1929 at the relatively late age of 26. He made up for lost time during his rookie year, starting the season as the center fielder and number three batter for the Cleveland Indians.

The compact 5-foot-9, 172-pound Averill quickly proved to be a line-drive machine, pounding out 198 hits that season en route to a .332 batting average, 18 homers, 96 RBI and 110 runs scored.

Averill posted similar numbers in 1930 with 19 homers, 119 RBI and a .339 average, then found his power stroke in 1931 with 32 homers, 143 RBI and 140 runs scored. During his first 10 big league seasons, he averaged 22 home runs, 107 RBI and 114 runs scored a season and hit .323.

“I thank the good Lord he wasn’t twins,” said Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez, whose Yankees battled the Indians in the American League throughout the 1930s. “One more like him probably would have kept me out of the Hall of Fame.”

Averill was traded to the Tigers on June 14, 1939, and the next year as a bench player he helped Detroit win the American League pennant. He retired after spending part of the 1941 season with the Boston Braves.

For his 13-year career, Averill hit .318 with 238 home runs, 2,019 hits and 1,224 runs scored. He hit over .300 in eight of his 12 full big league seasons, topping out at .378 in 1936 when he led the American League with 232 hits and 15 triples. Averill finished in the top four of the American League Most Valuable Player voting in three seasons and was named to six All-Star teams.

He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1975, and he passed away Aug. 16, 1983.

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Big game for Redus lifts Pirates to victory

Gary Redus drove in 4 runs, carrying Pittsburgh to a 11-3 victory over the Astros. Lee Mazzilli of the Pirates had 4 hits in the game. Jose DeLeon struckout 8 Houston batters in the contest. | Box

Evans blasts off, leads Red Sox to win

Dwight Evans blasted 2 homers, lifting the Red Sox to a 13-3 win over California. Don Baylor had a big game as well, knocking in 3 runs for Boston while recording 3 hits. | Box

Big game for Guerrero lifts Dodgers to victory

Pedro Guerrero drove in 4 runs, carrying Los Angeles to a 7-0 victory over the Cubs. | Box

Big game for Green lifts Cardinals to victory

David Green drove in 4 runs, carrying St. Louis to a 5-4 victory over the Mets. Cecil Cooper recorded 4 hits. Mario Soto struckout 10 St. Louis batters in the contest. | Box

Rose shines, Reds still lose to Atlanta

Pete Rose collected 4 hits last night, but it wasn't enough for the Reds. The Braves won the contest, 8-4. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

D. Evans, Red Sox .2003 HR12 RBI
J. Lowenstein, Indians .4554 HR7 RBI
M. Schmidt, Expos .4213 HR8 RBI
F. Lynn, Red Sox .4503 HR7 RBI
D. Baylor, Red Sox .5712 HR6 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

B. Horner, Padres 0 for 19 (.000)
L. Durham, Mariners 0 for 21 (.000)
E. Cabell, Orioles 3 for 21 (.143)
T. Paciorek, Dodgers 0 for 18 (.000)
R. Carew, Twins 2 for 20 (.100)

Leaders: OPS

J. Rice, Mets 1.142
M. Schmidt, Expos 1.141
J. Hairston, White Sox 1.101
G. Brett, Royals 1.088
C. Johnson, White Sox .986

Leaders: SO/9

J. DeLeon, Pirates 7.5
L. Christenson, Phillies 6.9
A. Hammaker, Royals 6.7
S. Carlton, Cardinals 6.7
L. McWilliams, Braves 6.4

1982 World Series Champions-Oakland A's

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1982 Oakland A's
Congratulations to the 1982 Oakland A's

Despite being in different leagues, the St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics are no strangers to each other. The 1982 World Series marks the fifth time the franchises have met in the fall classic.

St. Louis started off hot, beating the defending champions in the first two games of the Series with dominant pitching and making use of home field advantage. As the teams moved west, Oakland knew they must do something or face a quick exit. And that is exactly what they did, winning all three games played in the Coliseum. After a travel break to get to the Midwest, the Cardinals came out hot with a Doug DeCinces 3 run homer in the first inning. They would not lose the lead and force a game 7. Time would tell if the home team would win, as they had in each of the previous 6 games. Game 7 was a pitchers' show as the teams combined for 11 hits and 1 run scored. The only run was off a weak popper that dropped in in front of the centerfielder off the bat of A's MVP Reggie Jackson.

It is Oaklands 3rd World Series Trophy and have won back to back World Series.

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