Ferris Fain - 1951 Topps Red Back

Ferris Roy Fain (March 29, 1921 - October 18, 2001) was one of the best fielding first basemen of his era, but was especially adept at getting on base posting a .424 career on-base percentage during his nine years in the big leagues. Ferris played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1947-1952), the Chicago White Sox (1953-1954), the Detroit Tigers (1955) and the Cleveland Indians (1955). In each year in the Majors, Fain topped the .400 on-base percentage mark with a league leading .438 in 1952 when he also led the American League in double (43) and won his second consecutive batting title. The only two seasons he batting above the .300-mark, Ferris won the batting titles – 1951 (.344) and 1952 (.327). He was also a tremendous fielder who played for the 1949 Athletics that set a Major League record by turning 217 double plays, 194 of which Fain handled (also a MLB record). Fain had promising career and was a five-time American League All-Star before injuries limited his playing ability and ultimately forced his retirement. Ferris Fain posted a .987 fielding percentage as a fielder, and then finished his career with a .290 batting average, 1,139 hits, 595 runs and 570 RBI.



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1 MINT 9 (30)

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