Al Simmons Stats

Al Simmons was born on Thursday, May 22, 1902, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Simmons was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1924, with the Philadelphia Athletics. 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 Al Simmons baseball stats page.

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"I was a great ballplayer under Mr. ( Connie ) Mack's guidance. After I left, I was just another ballplayer. Mr. Mack was the greatest man I ever met in my life. I owe a lot to Ty Cobb , too. I learned a lot from him when we were roommates the last two years he played for Mr. Mack ." - Al Simmons

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Birth Name:
Alois Harry Szymanski
Nickname:
Al or Bucketfoot Al
Born On:
05-22-1902  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-26-1956 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cemetery:
St. Adalbert Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-15-1924 (Age 21)
Last Game:
07-01-1944
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Al Simmons Pitching Stats

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Al Simmons Hitting Stats

1924 22 Athletics 152 594 69 183 31 9 8 0 102 30 0 60 18 0 2 8 .308 .343 .431
1925 23 Athletics 153 654 122 253 43 12 24 0 129 35 6 41 6 0 1 9 .387 .419 .599
1926 24 Athletics 147 583 90 199 53 10 19 0 109 48 6 49 10 0 1 8 .341 .392 .564
1927 25 Athletics 106 406 86 159 36 11 15 1 108 31 2 30 20 0 1 4 .392 .436 .645
1928 26 Athletics 119 464 78 163 33 9 15 2 107 31 3 30 11 0 3 11 .351 .396 .558
1929 27 Athletics 143 581 114 212 41 9 34 1 157 31 8 38 16 0 1 20 .365 .398 .642
1930 28 Athletics 138 554 152 211 41 16 36 1 165 39 1 34 17 0 1 9 .381 .423 .708
1931 29 Athletics 128 513 105 200 37 13 22 0 128 47 10 45 0 0 3 11 .390 .444 .641
1932 30 Athletics 154 670 144 216 28 9 35 0 151 47 1 76 0 0 1 24 .322 .368 .548
1933 31 White Sox 146 605 85 200 29 10 14 0 119 39 7 49 2 0 2 16 .331 .373 .481
1934 32 White Sox 138 558 102 192 36 7 18 1 104 53 14 58 0 0 2 14 .344 .403 .530
1935 33 White Sox 128 525 68 140 22 7 16 2 79 33 2 43 1 0 2 15 .267 .313 .427
1936 34 Tigers 143 568 96 186 38 6 13 0 112 49 7 35 1 0 2 14 .327 .383 .484
1937 35 Senators 103 419 60 117 21 10 8 0 84 27 3 35 3 0 4 8 .279 .329 .434
1938 36 Senators 125 470 79 142 23 6 21 2 95 38 1 40 2 0 2 16 .302 .357 .511
1939 37 Bees 93 330 39 93 17 5 7 0 43 22 5 40 4 0 2 13 .282 .331 .427
1939 37 Reds 9 21 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 .143 .217 .143
1940 38 Athletics 37 81 7 25 4 0 1 0 19 4 0 8 0 0 0 4 .309 .341 .395
1941 39 Athletics 9 24 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 .125 .160 .167
1943 41 Red Sox 40 133 9 27 5 0 1 0 12 8 2 21 0 0 0 3 .203 .248 .263
1944 42 Athletics 4 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500
20 Years 2,215 8,759 1,507 2,927 539 149 307 10 1,827 615 78 737 111 0 30 210 .334 .380 .535

Al Simmons

Al Simmons Fielding Stats

1924 Athletics CF 102 101 2,664 282 2.8 276 267 9 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.80
1924 Athletics LF 51 51 1,320 134 2.6 130 123 7 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.66
1924 Athletics RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1925 Athletics CF 153 153 4,144 468 3.1 452 444 8 16 2 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.94
1926 Athletics CF 147 147 3,945 353 2.4 344 333 11 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.35
1927 Athletics CF 94 94 2,421 1,245 13.2 1,241 1,231 10 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .997 13.84
1927 Athletics LF 10 9 240 13 1.3 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.46
1927 Athletics RF 1 0 15 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1928 Athletics LF 114 114 2,883 244 2.1 241 231 10 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.26
1929 Athletics LF 142 142 3,873 372 2.6 368 349 19 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.57
1930 Athletics CF 7 7 204 119 17.0 119 119 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 15.75
1930 Athletics LF 129 129 3,210 271 2.1 268 258 10 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.25
1931 Athletics CF 4 4 90 6 1.5 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1931 Athletics LF 124 124 3,231 295 2.4 291 281 10 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.43
1932 Athletics CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1932 Athletics LF 154 154 4,113 305 2.0 299 290 9 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.96
1933 White Sox CF 1 1 6 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
1933 White Sox LF 144 144 3,868 388 2.7 384 367 17 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.68
1934 White Sox CF 4 4 114 13 3.3 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.08
1934 White Sox LF 134 134 3,491 291 2.2 287 273 14 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.22
1935 White Sox CF 116 113 3,034 344 3.0 337 332 5 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.00
1935 White Sox LF 10 9 240 17 1.7 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.91
1936 Tigers 1B 1 1 24 12 12.0 12 12 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
1936 Tigers CF 134 134 3,463 353 2.6 348 340 8 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.71
1936 Tigers LF 7 4 120 12 1.7 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1937 Senators CF 4 4 105 14 3.5 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1937 Senators LF 98 98 2,573 237 2.4 233 226 7 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.45
1938 Senators CF 8 5 172 11 1.4 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1938 Senators LF 111 101 2,781 229 2.1 225 221 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.18
1939 Bees LF 82 78 2,044 168 2.0 165 158 7 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.18
1939 Reds LF 5 5 123 16 3.2 15 14 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 3.29
1940 Athletics LF 18 15 388 54 3.0 52 51 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .963 3.62
1941 Athletics LF 5 5 141 16 3.2 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.06
1943 Red Sox LF 33 31 841 70 2.1 69 66 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.22
1944 Athletics LF 2 1 31 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.61
LF Totals 1,373 1,348 35,511 3,135 2.3 3,088 2,969 119 47 24 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.35
CF Totals 775 767 20,365 3,211 4.1 3,164 3,113 51 47 14 n/a n/a n/a .985 4.19
RF Totals 2 0 18 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1B Totals 1 1 24 12 12.0 12 12 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
20 Years 2,151 2,116 55,918 6,361 3.0 6,267 6,097 170 94 39 n/a n/a n/a .985 3.03

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Al Simmons Miscellaneous Stats

1924 Athletics 16 15 .516 0 0 n/a 74.3 9.9 5.8 - - -
1925 Athletics 7 14 .333 0 0 n/a 27.3 16.0 5.1 - - -
1926 Athletics 11 3 .786 0 0 n/a 30.7 11.9 5.3 - - -
1927 Athletics 10 2 .833 1 0 n/a 27.1 13.5 3.8 - - -
1928 Athletics 1 4 .200 5 0 n/a 30.9 15.5 4.3 - - -
1929 Athletics 4 2 .667 1 0 n/a 17.1 15.3 3.7 - - -
1930 Athletics 9 2 .818 2 0 n/a 15.4 16.3 3.4 - - -
1931 Athletics 3 3 .500 0 0 n/a 23.3 11.4 4.0 - - -
1932 Athletics 4 2 .667 0 0 n/a 19.1 8.8 4.4 - - -
1933 White Sox 5 1 .833 1 0 n/a 43.2 12.3 5.1 - - -
1934 White Sox 3 2 .600 0 0 n/a 31.0 9.6 5.4 - - -
1935 White Sox 4 6 .400 3 0 n/a 32.8 12.2 6.6 - - -
1936 Tigers 6 4 .600 4 0 n/a 43.7 16.2 5.1 - - -
1937 Senators 3 2 .600 1 0 n/a 52.4 12.0 5.0 - - -
1938 Senators 2 1 .667 14 0 n/a 22.4 11.8 4.9 - - -
1939 Bees 0 2 .000 11 0 n/a 47.1 8.3 7.7 - - -
1939 Reds 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 21.0 - - -
1940 Athletics 0 0 .000 19 0 n/a 81.0 10.1 4.3 - - -
1941 Athletics 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 12.0 24.0 - - -
1943 Red Sox 0 1 .000 7 1 n/a 133.0 6.3 11.1 - - -
1944 Athletics 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 3.0 - - -
20 Years 88 66 .571 79 1 n/a 28.5 11.9 4.8 - - -

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Al Simmons Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1924 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $4,125.00 n/a -
1925 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1926 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $11,000.00 n/a -
1927 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $13,000.00 n/a -
1928 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1929 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $15,000.00 n/a Stats
1930 Philadelphia Athletics n/a $25,000.00 n/a Stats
1931 Philadelphia Athletics 7 $33,333.00 n/a Stats
1932 Philadelphia Athletics 7 $33,333.00 n/a -
1933 Chicago White Sox 5 $33,333.00 Stats -
1934 Chicago White Sox 7 $25,000.00 Stats -
1935 Chicago White Sox 7 $25,000.00 Stats -
1936 Detroit Tigers 6 $15,000.00 - -
1937 Washington Senators 3 $15,000.00 - -
1938 Washington Senators 3 $10,000.00 - -
1939 Boston Bees 20 $9,000.00 - Stats
1939 Cincinnati Reds 38 "     " - Stats
1940 Philadelphia Athletics 6 $6,000.00 - -
1941 Philadelphia Athletics 28 $6,000.00 - -
1943 Boston Red Sox 8 $7,500.00 - -
1944 Philadelphia Athletics 28 , 32 $6,000.00 - -
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame summed up why Al Simmons shares wall space in Cooperstown, and how he got his nickname, "During a 20-year career, Simmons compiled a .334 batting average, 2,927 hits and 307 home runs, all with an unconventional batting stance that earned him the nickname Bucketfoot Al because his stride took him toward third base. Mack sold Simmons to the Chicago White Sox in September 1932. Simmons hit .337 and made a pair of all-star teams during his first two years in Chicago , and on April 26, 1934 , he collected career hit No. 2,000 in his 1,393rd game, making him the fastest player in history to reach that milestone."

Al Simmons Hall of Fame Plaque
Al Simmons | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1953 ( HOF )
Did you know that Al Simmons holds the Major League record for most hits in a season by a right-handed hitter ? His 253 hits in 1925 remains the most ever by a righty and was once the American League record for most hits by any type hitter, until Ichiro Suzuki (a lefty) finished the 2004 season with 262 hits. [ Hits Records ]

Al Simmons Baseball Card
Al Simmons | 1961 Golden Press Baseball Card (#20) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Al Simmons had twelve seasons ((1924-1934 & 1936) with 100-or more runs batted in (RBI), second most in baseball history in 1936, behind only Babe Ruth . For a full list of every player with 10-or-more 100+ RBI seasons, please visit the RBI Record Book .

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