Al Zarilla Stats

Al Zarilla was born on Thursday, May 1, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Zarilla was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 30, 1943, with the St. Louis Browns. 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 Zarilla baseball stats page.

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June 30, 1943 , the St. Louis Browns played the first of a series of 'Baseball for Victory' games at their home field, Sportman's Park. Proceeds from the game went to benefit the National War funds; consequently, every spectator, player, umpire, and member of the press was required to buy a ticket. Zarilla paid his way into the game and smacked two hits (off Athletics right-hander Orie Arntzen ) as the Browns went on to defeat the Mackmen, 3-1. Five years later, a grinning Zarilla said, 'Best money I ever spent.'" - Researcher Maurice Bouchard on SABR Baseball Biography Project (SABR.org, 'Al Zarilla', Source )

Al Zarilla

Al 'Zeke' Zarilla Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#181 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Al 'Zeke' Zarilla Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#181 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Allen Lee Zarilla
Nickname:
Al or Zeke
Born On:
05-01-1919  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-28-1996 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Cemetery:
Undetermined
High School:
Jefferson High School (Los Angeles, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
06-30-1943 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-26-1953
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Al Zarilla Pitching Stats

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Al Zarilla Hitting Stats

1943 24 Browns 70 228 27 58 7 1 2 0 17 17 - 20 5 - 1 4 .254 .309 .320
1944 25 Browns 100 288 43 86 13 6 6 0 45 29 - 33 7 - 6 2 .299 .375 .448
1946 27 Browns 125 371 46 96 14 9 4 0 43 27 - 37 4 - 1 7 .259 .311 .377
1947 28 Browns 127 380 34 85 15 6 3 0 38 40 - 45 11 - 3 4 .224 .303 .318
1948 29 Browns 144 529 77 174 39 3 12 0 74 48 - 48 15 - 4 8 .329 .389 .482
1949 30 Browns 15 56 10 14 1 0 1 0 6 8 - 2 1 - 1 1 .250 .354 .321
1949 30 Red Sox 124 474 68 133 32 4 9 1 71 48 - 51 1 - 4 14 .281 .352 .422
1950 31 Red Sox 130 471 92 153 32 10 9 0 74 76 - 47 5 - 4 5 .325 .423 .493
1951 32 White Sox 120 382 56 98 21 2 10 0 60 60 - 57 3 - 4 9 .257 .363 .401
1952 33 White Sox 39 99 14 23 4 1 2 0 7 14 - 6 2 - 1 2 .232 .333 .354
1952 33 Browns 48 130 20 31 6 0 1 0 9 27 - 15 0 - 1 2 .238 .373 .308
1952 33 Red Sox 21 60 9 11 0 1 2 0 8 7 - 8 0 - 0 0 .183 .269 .317
1953 34 Red Sox 57 67 11 13 2 0 0 0 4 14 - 13 0 - 0 3 .194 .333 .224
10 Years 1,120 3,535 507 975 186 43 61 1 456 415 - 382 54 - 30 61 .276 .357 .405

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Al Zarilla Fielding Stats

1943 Browns CF 6 4 81 7 1.2 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.33
1943 Browns RF 55 51 1,263 126 2.3 121 116 5 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.59
1944 Browns CF 2 0 - 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1944 Browns LF 74 68 1,725 170 2.3 166 162 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.60
1944 Browns RF 4 0 - 4 1.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1946 Browns CF 17 15 366 51 3.0 51 49 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.76
1946 Browns LF 45 26 567 193 4.3 189 187 2 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 9.00
1946 Browns RF 52 47 1,176 2,112 40.6 2,109 2,100 9 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .999 48.42
1947 Browns CF 23 23 495 79 3.4 78 76 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 4.25
1947 Browns LF 24 5 195 218 9.1 218 218 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 30.18
1947 Browns RF 70 68 1,767 1,121 16.0 1,119 1,115 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .998 17.10
1948 Browns CF 57 55 1,263 1,152 20.2 1,148 1,146 2 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .997 24.54
1948 Browns LF 29 26 615 258 8.9 256 256 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .992 11.24
1948 Browns RF 59 52 1,377 130 2.2 123 120 3 7 0 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.41
1949 Red Sox CF 2 2 51 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1949 Browns CF 1 0 12 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1949 Browns LF 11 9 207 17 1.5 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.22
1949 Red Sox LF 2 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1949 Red Sox RF 119 117 3,138 1,249 10.5 1,245 1,239 6 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.71
1949 Browns RF 7 6 129 5 0.7 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.05
1950 Red Sox RF 128 128 3,303 248 1.9 242 230 12 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.98
1951 White Sox LF 7 5 144 115 16.4 114 114 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .991 21.38
1951 White Sox RF 112 98 2,586 1,160 10.4 1,158 1,151 7 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .998 12.09
1952 Browns CF 12 9 210 33 2.8 31 30 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .939 3.99
1952 Red Sox CF 6 5 126 10 1.7 8 8 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.71
1952 Browns LF 19 16 438 46 2.4 46 46 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.84
1952 White Sox LF 17 11 288 116 6.8 116 115 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.88
1952 White Sox RF 18 13 375 222 12.3 221 220 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .995 15.91
1952 Red Sox RF 14 8 258 24 1.7 24 21 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
1952 Browns RF 8 7 186 13 1.6 13 9 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1953 Red Sox CF 8 3 108 7 0.9 7 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.75
1953 Red Sox LF 3 2 45 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.20
1953 Red Sox RF 9 4 123 10 1.1 9 9 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.98
RF Totals 655 599 15,681 6,424 9.8 6,393 6,339 54 31 14 n/a n/a n/a .995 11.01
LF Totals 231 168 4,239 1,135 4.9 1,124 1,117 7 11 1 n/a n/a n/a .990 7.16
CF Totals 134 116 2,712 1,346 10.0 1,337 1,329 8 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .993 13.31
10 Years 1,020 883 22,632 8,905 8.7 8,854 8,785 69 51 17 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.56

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Al Zarilla Miscellaneous Stats

1943 Browns 1 1 .500 11 2 n/a 114.0 11.4 13.4 - - -
1944 Browns 1 1 .500 21 2 n/a 48.0 8.7 6.4 - - -
1946 Browns 3 5 .375 18 2 n/a 92.8 10.0 8.6 - - -
1947 Browns 3 6 .333 17 0 n/a 126.7 8.4 10.0 - - -
1948 Browns 11 6 .647 10 0 n/a 44.1 11.0 7.1 - - -
1949 Browns 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 56.0 28.0 9.3 - - -
1949 Red Sox 4 4 .500 2 1 n/a 52.7 9.3 6.7 - - -
1950 Red Sox 2 3 .400 2 0 n/a 52.3 10.0 6.4 - - -
1951 White Sox 2 4 .333 6 1 n/a 38.2 6.7 6.4 - - -
1952 White Sox 1 0 1.000 8 1 n/a 49.5 16.5 14.1 - - -
1952 Browns 2 1 .667 14 1 n/a 130.0 8.7 14.4 - - -
1952 Red Sox 2 0 1.000 3 1 n/a 30.0 7.5 7.5 - - -
1953 Red Sox 0 1 .000 38 5 n/a 0.0 5.2 16.8 - - -
10 Years 33 33 .500 150 16 n/a 58.0 9.3 7.8 - - -

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Al Zarilla Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1943 St. Louis Browns 14 $3,000.00 - -
1944 St. Louis Browns 14 $3,500.00 - Stats
1946 St. Louis Browns 14 , 20 $3,000.00 - -
1947 St. Louis Browns 14 $6,000.00 - -
1948 St. Louis Browns 14 $7,500.00 Stats -
1949 St. Louis Browns 14 $14,500.00 - -
1949 Boston Red Sox 2 "     " - -
1950 Boston Red Sox 2 $15,000.00 - -
1951 Chicago White Sox 2 $20,000.00 - -
1952 Chicago White Sox 2 $20,000.00 - -
1952 St. Louis Browns 14 "     " - -
1952 Boston Red Sox 32 "     " - -
1953 Boston Red Sox 32 $16,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Al Zarilla was the first player in American League history to hit two triples during the same inning ? On July 13, 1946 , Zeke - during the fourth inning - hit his first triple off Lou Knerr , then in the same frame, hit his second triple off Lee Griffeth .

Al Zarilla, Two Triples in Same Inning
Al Zarilla Triples History ( Box Score ) | Asbury Park Press | July 14, 1946 | Page 8
Al Zarilla, who served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 during World War II, also appears in the Doubles Record Book as he was only the eighth player in American League history to hit four doubles in a game ( June 8, 1950 ).

In 1949, Al Zarilla appeared in his first major motion picture, The Stratton Story (Al played the part of a Yankee ballplayer, IMDB.com ), and in 1952, Zarilla appeared in his second film, The Winning Team (Al played the part of a ballplayer, IMDB.com ).

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