Al Simmons-Connie Mack traded him to the White Sox

Connie Mack after the 1932 season traded Al Simmons to the Chicago White Sox.  In nine years with the Philadelphia Athletics, his statistics were almost unbelievable.  Simmons was not the home run hitter Foxx was; but he had higher batting averages.  Here are some details:

–played in all 154 games in 1932;

–scored over 100 runs five times with a league leading 152 runs in 1930;

–had over 200 hits five times with a league leading 253 in 1925 and 216 in 1932;

–hot over 30 home runs three times;

–drove in well over 100 runs every year with a league leading 157 runs in 1929;

–batted over .300 every year leading the A.L. . 381 in 1930 and .390 in 1931;

After playing and doing well with many teams returned to the A’s for two brief stays in the early 40s. Great player with some astronomical figures.  The return to Philadelphia was strictly for memories.  Foxx went to the Phillies and Simmons to the Athletics.

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