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Al Simmons
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Baseball Player
    (May 22, 1902-May 26, 1956)
    Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Birth name was Aloisius Szymanski
    Outfielder for the Philadelphia Athletics (1924-32,1940-41,1944), Chicago White Sox (1933-35), Detroit Tigers (1936), Washington Senators (1937-38), Boston Braves (1939), Cincinnati Reds (1939) and Boston Red Sox (1943)
    Lifetime batting average of .334
    2,927 hits
    307 home runs
    1,827 RBIs
    Three-time All-Star (1933-35)
    Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame (1953)
    He took the name Simmons from a hardware store.
    He was nicknamed Bucketfoot Al for his odd batting stance.
    He hung around way past his prime trying to reach 3,000 hits, and still fell 73 short.
    He barely scraped past the 75% minimum required to be voted into the Hall of Fame, with only one vote to spare.
    He had a reputation as a clutch hitter.
    He had eleven consecutive seasons where he hit over .300 and drove in over 100 runs.
    A's manager Connie Mack said, 'If I could only have nine players named Simmons.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 40 Votes: 10.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
 
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