In 1925, Simmons would lead the AL in Hits (253) with a .387 Batting Average. The Outfielder would finish second in MVP voting that year, and he would finish fifth and fourth respectively in MVP voting in the two years that followed. This stretch also contained a season (1927) where he had a career-high .392 Batting Average.
The Athletics were a very good team, and from 1929 to 1931, they win the American League Pennant, winning the '29 and '30 World Series. In each World Series, Simmons had at least two Home Runs and batted .300. Simmons would also finally break through and win the Batting Title in both 1930 and 1931.
Connie Mack, the Athletics owner, would sell his contract (along with Jimmy Dykes and Mule Haas) for $100,000 to the Chicago White Sox, and essentially Athletic ownership broke up the team.
As an Athletic, Simmons would collect 1,827 Hits and belted 209 Home Runs with a Slash Line of .356/.398/.584.Simmons would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. Years later, in 1981, Simmons was chosen for the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame and was also enshrined into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2021.
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