Carl Furillo - 1951 Bowman

Carl Anthony Furillo (1922-1989) earned both of his nicknames derived from his physical attributes, as the “Reading Rifle” for his powerful and accurate arm, also the less complimentary “Skoonj”, after the Italian word for scungili, or snail, due to his slow feet. He played right field for his entire career with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1946-1957/1958-1960) and became a master at negotiating the 40’ right field wall at Ebbets Field. He retired as fifth all-time in National League history for games played in right and posted a .979 career fielding percentage with 151 assists. Carl showed tremendous success at the plate as well, topping the .300-mark on five occasions, but also batting .290 or higher in of his 15 seasons. Furillo’s best year came in 1953 when he won the batting title with a .344 batting average, had 165 hits including 38 doubles and 21 home runs, scored 82 runs and drove in 92 runs. Carl played in seven World Series, winning the 1955 title against the New York Yankees and the 1959 title against the Chicago White Sox, and losing five (1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1956), all to the Yankees. In 1960, Furillo sued the Los Angeles Dodgers after they released the right fielder while he was sidelined with a calf injury. After his successful lawsuit against his former team, Carl maintained that was blackballed around Major League Baseball and was unable to find a job, thereby forcing his retirement. A two-time All-Star, Carl Furillo finished his career with 1,910 hits including 324 doubles and 192 home runs, scored 895 runs, drove in 1,058 RBI and batted .299 for his career.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT 8 (65)

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