31. Earle Combs
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 14, 1899 in Pebworth, KY USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 16, 1924
  • Final Game: September 29, 1935
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1929
  • MVP - 1925
  • MVP - 1928
 
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Earl Combs played with New York for all of his twelve seasons in Major League Baseball and he was one of the sweetest hitters in the game.  Combs would bat over .300 eight years in a row and had a very impressive career average of .325.  He also had excellent plate discipline with an On Base Percentage of .397 and six campaigns exceeding the .400 mark six times.

A 1970 Veterans Committee Hall of Fame Inductee, Combs was a three-time World Series Champion and was known throughout the league as one of the most consummate team players in baseball history.  Combs, a three-time Triples leader would collect 1,866 Hits over his career.

Combs would win six more World Series rings as a coach with the Yankees, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from Louisville (American Association) for Elmer Smith and $50,000 and a Player to be Named Later 1/7/24.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1935 Season.
  • Games Played: 1455
  • Notable Statistics: 1,186 Runs Scored
    1,866 Hits
    309 Doubles
    154 Triples
    58 Home Runs
    633 RBI
    98 Stolen Bases
    .325/.397/.462 Slash Line
    43.8 bWAR

    16 Playoff Games
    17 Runs Scored
    21 Hits
    3 Doubles
    0 Triples
    1 Home Run
    9 RBI
    0 Stolen Bases
    .350/.451/.450 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1927, 1928 & 1932)
    Most At Bats (1927)
    Most Plate Appearances (1927)
    Most Hits (1927)
    Most Triples (1927, 1928 & 1930)
    Most Singles (1927 & 1929)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1927 & 1928)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Centerfielder (1928)
    Most Putouts by an Outfielder (1928)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (1928)
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