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Earl Sheely

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Batting average  .300
Hits  1340

RBI  747
Name  Earl Sheely
Earl Sheely 1922 Exhibit Arcade Card Earl Sheely Chicago White Sox SGC 50
Died  September 16, 1952, Seattle, Washington, United States

Earl Homer Sheely (February 12, 1893 – September 16, 1952) was a first baseman for the Chicago White Sox (1921–27), Pittsburgh Pirates (1929) and Boston Braves (1931).

Sheely finished sixth in voting for the 1925 American League MVP, playing in 153 games with having 600 at-bats, 93 runs, 189 hits, 43 doubles, 3 triples, 9 home runs, 111 RBI, 3 stolen bases, 68 walks, .315 batting average, .389 on-base percentage, .442 slugging percentage, 265 total bases and 26 sacrifice hits.

He currently ranks 92nd on the MLB list for career sacrifice hits (189).

Over nine seasons, Sheely played in 1,234 games and had 4,471 at-bats, 572 runs, 1,340 hits, 244 doubles, 27 triples, 48 home runs, 747 RBI, 33 stolen bases, 563 walks, .300 batting average, .383 on-base percentage, .399 slugging percentage, 1,782 total bases and 189 sacrifice hits.

He also served as a scout for the Boston Red Sox and general manager of the Seattle Rainiers, a Pacific Coast League team.

Sheely is an inductee of the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.

He died in Seattle, Washington at the age of 59.


  • Sheely's son Bud was a catcher for the White Sox from 1951-53.
  • References

    Earl Sheely Wikipedia

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