Monday, July 20, 2009

WSC Vintage: Al Simmons

Card #7 - Al Simmons

Al played for the White Sox from 1933 until 1935. During that time, he was a three time All-Star. In essence, Al only appeared as a White Sox player in the All-Star game and he never missed the game when in a White Sox uniform. Simmons was sure to be an All-Star before coming to the Sox, but the first game was played in 1933 at Comiskey Park.

During his three years with the Sox, Al hit .315, belted 48 home runs and drove in 302 runs, in only 412 games. While Al is primarily remembered as a Philadelphia Athletic, he is fondly recalled on the south side of Chicago for his three productive years in a Sox uniform.

After leaving the White Sox, Al played parts of eight seasons over nine years. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1953, with 75.4% of the vote on his seventh try.

1 comment:

Hayden said...

It looks like he's playing the guitar in that photo.

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