Earle Combs Stats

Earle Combs was born on Sunday, May 14, 1899, in Pebworth, Kentucky. Combs was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 16, 1924, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Earle Combs baseball stats page.

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" Joe DiMaggio set the standard. Mickey Mantle continued the tradition, but Earle Combs was the first of the great Yankees ' center fielders." - Harold Friend in Earle Combs: The First of the Great Ones (06-10-2003)

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Earle "The Kentucky Colonel" Combs Autograph on a 2003 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts (#21/45)

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Birth Name:
Earle Bryan Combs
Nickname:
The Kentucky Colonel
Born On:
05-14-1899  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pebworth, Kentucky
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-21-1976 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Richmond, Kentucky
Cemetery:
Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Kentucky Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Undetermined
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
04-16-1924 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-29-1935
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Earle Combs Pitching Stats

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Earle Combs Hitting Stats

1924 25 Yankees 24 35 10 14 5 0 0 0 2 4 - 2 0 - 0 - .400 .462 .543
1925 26 Yankees 150 593 117 203 36 13 3 0 61 65 - 43 11 - 4 - .342 .411 .462
1926 27 Yankees 145 606 113 181 31 12 8 0 55 47 - 23 14 - 3 - .299 .352 .429
1927 28 Yankees 152 648 137 231 36 23 6 0 64 62 - 31 12 - 2 - .356 .414 .511
1928 29 Yankees 149 626 118 194 33 21 7 1 56 77 - 33 4 - 2 - .310 .387 .463
1929 30 Yankees 142 586 119 202 33 15 3 0 65 69 - 32 11 - 0 - .345 .414 .468
1930 31 Yankees 137 532 129 183 30 22 7 0 82 74 - 26 11 - 0 - .344 .424 .523
1931 32 Yankees 138 563 120 179 31 13 5 0 58 68 - 34 2 - 3 - .318 .394 .446
1932 33 Yankees 144 591 143 190 32 10 9 0 65 81 - 16 1 - 2 - .321 .405 .455
1933 34 Yankees 122 417 86 125 22 16 5 0 64 47 - 19 3 - 1 - .300 .372 .465
1934 35 Yankees 63 251 47 80 13 5 2 0 25 40 - 9 4 - 0 - .319 .412 .434
1935 36 Yankees 89 298 47 84 7 4 3 1 35 36 - 10 1 - 0 - .282 .359 .362
12 Years 1,455 5,746 1,186 1,866 309 154 58 2 632 670 - 278 74 - 17 - .325 .397 .462

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Earle Combs Fielding Stats

1924 Yankees CF 3 3 78 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1924 Yankees LF 5 2 27 4 0.8 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1924 Yankees RF 3 0 13 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.31
1925 Yankees CF 138 138 3,570 394 2.9 385 373 12 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.91
1925 Yankees LF 12 11 288 31 2.6 31 31 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.91
1926 Yankees CF 145 139 3,646 395 2.7 383 375 8 12 2 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.84
1926 Yankees RF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1927 Yankees CF 152 151 3,896 431 2.8 417 411 6 14 0 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.89
1928 Yankees CF 149 149 3,976 444 3.0 435 424 11 9 7 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.95
1929 Yankees CF 141 141 3,523 381 2.7 368 358 10 13 5 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.82
1930 Yankees CF 45 45 1,134 124 2.8 122 120 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.90
1930 Yankees LF 55 46 978 96 1.7 92 92 0 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.54
1930 Yankees RF 35 30 669 69 2.0 66 63 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.66
1931 Yankees CF 129 125 3,194 349 2.7 340 335 5 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.87
1932 Yankees CF 114 113 2,292 306 2.7 294 289 5 12 2 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.46
1932 Yankees LF 48 22 597 55 1.1 55 54 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.49
1933 Yankees CF 80 77 2,046 195 2.4 190 187 3 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.51
1933 Yankees LF 24 15 339 42 1.8 41 41 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 3.27
1933 Yankees RF 2 0 4 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1934 Yankees CF 50 47 1,191 119 2.4 118 117 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.68
1934 Yankees LF 13 12 249 28 2.2 28 28 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.04
1935 Yankees CF 13 10 246 24 1.8 23 23 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.52
1935 Yankees LF 58 58 1,365 122 2.1 122 120 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.41
CF Totals 1,159 1,138 28,792 3,166 2.7 3,079 3,016 63 87 21 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.89
LF Totals 215 166 3,843 378 1.8 373 370 3 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.62
RF Totals 41 31 710 77 1.9 74 71 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.81
12 Years 1,415 1,335 33,345 3,621 2.6 3,526 3,457 69 95 23 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.86

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Earle Combs Miscellaneous Stats

1924 Yankees 0 1 .000 11 2 n/a 0.0 17.5 17.5 - - -
1925 Yankees 12 13 .480 0 0 n/a 197.7 13.8 9.7 - - -
1926 Yankees 8 6 .571 0 0 n/a 75.8 26.3 11.0 - - -
1927 Yankees 15 6 .714 1 0 n/a 108.0 20.9 10.1 - - -
1928 Yankees 10 8 .556 0 0 n/a 89.4 19.0 11.2 - - -
1929 Yankees 11 7 .611 1 0 n/a 195.3 18.3 9.0 - - -
1930 Yankees 16 10 .615 2 0 n/a 76.0 20.5 6.5 - - -
1931 Yankees 11 3 .786 9 0 n/a 112.6 16.6 9.7 - - -
1932 Yankees 3 9 .250 4 0 n/a 65.7 36.9 9.1 - - -
1933 Yankees 6 4 .600 18 3 n/a 83.4 21.9 6.5 - - -
1934 Yankees 3 1 .750 3 0 n/a 125.5 27.9 10.0 - - -
1935 Yankees 1 3 .250 17 3 n/a 99.3 29.8 8.5 - - -
12 Years 96 71 .575 66 8 n/a 99.1 20.7 9.1 - - -

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Earle Combs Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1924 New York Yankees n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1925 New York Yankees n/a $7,500.00 n/a -
1926 New York Yankees n/a $9,000.00 n/a Stats
1927 New York Yankees n/a $10,500.00 n/a Stats
1928 New York Yankees n/a $13,500.00 n/a Stats
1929 New York Yankees 1 $13,500.00 n/a -
1930 New York Yankees 1 $13,500.00 n/a -
1931 New York Yankees 1 $13,500.00 n/a -
1932 New York Yankees 1 $12,500.00 n/a Stats
1933 New York Yankees 1 $11,500.00 - -
1934 New York Yankees 1 $10,000.00 - -
1935 New York Yankees 1 $5,000.00 - -
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Johnny Lindell led the American League (AL) in triples in 1943 and 1944. Snuffy Stirnweiss led the AL in triples in 1944 and 1945. Tommy Henrich led the AL in triples in 1947 and 1948. The only New York Yankee to lead the junior circuit in triples three times (1927, 1928, 1930) was Earle Combs - whose league leading twenty-three triples in 1927 is the most ever hit in a single season by a Bronx Bomber (surpassing the mark of twenty-two triples hit by Birdie Cree in 1911).

Earle Combs Hall of Fame Plaque
Earle Combs | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1970 ( HOF )
Did you know that Earle Combs hit .300 or better in ten of his twelve seasons, scored 100-or-more runs eight consecutive seasons, and had three 200-hit seasons - tied at the time of his retirement with Babe Ruth for most by a Yankee (since broken by Lou Gehrig and Derek Jeter )?

New York Yankees Wear Uniform Numbers
Yankees To Wear Numbers | The News-Herald | January 23, 1929 | Page 13
On April 18, 1929 , Earle Combs stepped to the plate in Yankee Stadium, dug in against Boston Red Sox future hall of famer Red Ruffing , and made baseball history - not because he was batting leadoff, but because he was wearing a uniform number ( #1 ), the first New York Yankee batter to ever step to the plate wearing a number on his jersey.

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