Sports - 1934 All-Star Game (Any Medium): Doyle Collection Image Gallery

Earl Averill was a nimble center fielder and outstanding offensive performer during his 13 year playing career, spent primarily with the Cleveland Indians. He hit better than .300 in eight seasons, finished with a lifetime average of .318 and held the Indians record for home runs for 55 years. A fan favorite, he smacked 238 home runs and was selected to the American League All-Star team six times. Elected 1975.

Walter Anton Berger (October 10, 1905 – November 30, 1988) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for four National League teams, primarily the Boston Braves. Berger was the National League's starting center fielder in baseball's first All-Star Game. One of the league's top sluggers of the early 1930s, in his initial 1930 season he hit 38 home runs, a record for rookies which stood until 1987; he still holds a share of the NL record. He also led the league in home runs and runs batted in in 1935 despite the Braves having the fourth-most losses in MLB history, and went on to become the seventh NL player to hit 200 career home runs.

Thomas Jefferson Davis Bridges (December 28, 1906 – April 19, 1968) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Detroit Tigers from 1930 to 1946. During the 1930s, he used an outstanding curveball to become one of the mainstays of the team's pitching staff, winning 20 games in three consecutive seasons and helping the team to its first World Series championship with two victories in the 1935 Series. He retired with 1,674 career strikeouts, then the eighth highest total in American League history, and held the Tigers franchise record for career strikeouts from 1941 to 1951.

William Benjamin Chapman (December 25, 1908 – July 7, 1993) was an American outfielder, pitcher, and manager in Major League Baseball who played for several teams. He began his career with the New York Yankees, playing his first seven seasons there. During the period from 1926 to 1943, Chapman had more stolen bases than any other player, leading the American League four times. After twelve seasons, during which he batted .302 and led the AL in assists and double plays twice each, he spent two years in the minor leagues and returned to the majors as a National League pitcher for three seasons, becoming player-manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, his final team. His playing reputation was eclipsed by the role he played in 1947 as manager of the Phillies, antagonizing Jackie Robinson by shouting racist epithets and opposing his presence on a major league team on the basis of Robinson's race with unsportsmanlike conduct that proved an embarrassment for his team.

Mickey Cochrane batted .320 during his 13-year career and excelled behind the plate. He also possessed that special trait - a fierce competitive spirit - which gave him exceptional leadership qualities. "Black Mike" sparked the Philadelphia Athletics' pennant- winning teams in 1929, 1930 and 1931, hitting .331, .357 and .349, respectively. As player-manager for the Detroit Tigers from 1934 to 1937, he guided the team to the American League championship n 1934 and the World Series title in 1935. A beaning in 1937 ended his playing career. Elected 1947.

Joe Cronin was the first to work his way from the playing field to the league presidency. A lifetime .301 hitter with 515 career doubles, Cronin was selected as an American League All-Star seven times. At age 26, he won the 1933 pennant as a player-manager with Washington Senators before being trade to the Boston Red Sox following the 1934 season, where his roles included player, manager, general manager, treasurer and vice president. He served two terms as AL president, overseeing the league's expansion from eight to twelve teams. Hall of Fames slugger Ted Williams praised his former manager stating, "Whatever I am, I owe to Joe." Elected 1956.

Hazen Cuyler's minor league teammates would shout a shortened version of his surname, "Cuy! Cuy!," allowing their star outfielder to take fly balls they could not reach. Cuyler thus earned the nickname, "Kiki." A powerful clutch hitter with blazing speed, Cuyler broke into the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates, leading them to the pennant and smashing a dramatic two-run double off Walter Johnson to win the 1925 World Series. Cuyler later enjoyed several banner seasons with the Chicago Cubs, topping the league in stolen bases his first three years with the club and clouting a bases-loaded triple to clinch the 1932 NL pennant. Elected 1968.

The flamboyant ace on the Depression era St. Louis Cardinals, Jay Hanna Dean led the raucous "Gashouse Gang" to a World Series championship in 1934, in doing so, he remains the last National League pitcher with 30 wins in a season. Given to self-assured boasting, Dean was fond of saying: "If you can do it, it ain't bragging." After a broken toe suffered in the 1937 All-Star Game led to injuries that slowing halted his pitching career, Dean became a legendary broadcaster known for twisting the English language while winning generations of fans on radio and television. Elected 1953.

The flamboyant ace on the Depression era St. Louis Cardinals, Jay Hanna Dean led the raucous "Gashouse Gang" to a World Series championship in 1934, in doing so, he remains the last National League pitcher with 30 wins in a season. Given to self-assured boasting, Dean was fond of saying: "If you can do it, it ain't bragging." After a broken toe suffered in the 1937 All-Star Game led to injuries that slowing halted his pitching career, Dean became a legendary broadcaster known for twisting the English language while winning generations of fans on radio and television. Elected 1953.

As famed sportswriter Dan Daniels once wrote, "Bill Dickey isn't just a catcher, he's a ball club." A key performer for the New York Yankees on eight American League pennant-winners and seven World Series champions, the expert handler of pitchers with the deadly accurate throwing arm was also a top hitter, batting better than .300 in 10 of his first 11 full seasons. Know for his durability, he set an AL record by catching a 100 or more games 13 years in a row. Dickey finished his 17-year career with a .313 batting average. Elected 1954.

James Joseph Dykes (November 10, 1896 – June 15, 1976) was an American professional baseball player, coach and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a third and second baseman from 1918 through 1939, most notably as a member of the Philadelphia Athletics dynasty that won three consecutive American League pennants from 1929 to 1931 and, won the World Series in 1929 and 1930. He played his final six seasons for the Chicago White Sox. Dykes batted over .300 five times during his career and was a member of one of the most feared batting orders in the history of baseball featuring three future Baseball Hall of Fame members (Al Simmons, Jimmie Foxx, and Mickey Cochrane).[1] He also excelled as a defensive player, leading the American League in assists once at second base and twice at third base, ending his career sixth in AL history in games at third base (1,253), and seventh in putouts (1,361), assists (2,403), total chances (3,952) and double plays (199). At the time of his retirement, Dykes ranked eighth in American League history in games played (2,282), and ninth in at bats (8,046). He holds the Athletics franchise record for career doubles (365), and formerly held team marks for career games and at bats. After his playing career, Dykes became the winningest manager in Chicago White Sox history with 899 victories over 13 seasons, though his teams never finished above third place; he later became the first manager in history to win 1,000 games without capturing a league pennant.

A strong and durable receiver for the St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators, Rick Ferrell set an American League record for games caught (1,806) that lasted more than 40 years. Ferrell had a special knack for handling the knuckler - the out-pitch for four Senator starters. The reliable backstop hit .281 lifetime and better than .300 four times during an 18-year career. Connie Mack's respect for the North Carolina farm boy was so great that Ferrell caught all nice innings of the first All-Star Game in 1933. Ferrell was ultimately names to seven All-Star teams. Elected 1984.

A fearsome hitter whose power earned him the moniker "The Beast," Jimmie Foxx anchored an intimidating Philadelphia Athletics lineup that produced pennant winners from 1929 to 1931. The second batter in history to tope 500 home runs, Foxx belted 30 or more homers in 12 consecutive seasons and drove in more than 100 runs 13 straight years, including an astounding 175 in 1938 with the Boston Red Sox. Referring to the powerful first baseman's physique, the New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez said, "He has muscles in his hair." A three -time Most Valuable Player, "Double X" also took the Triple Crown in 1933. Elected 1951.

A fearsome hitter whose power earned him the moniker "The Beast," Jimmie Foxx anchored an intimidating Philadelphia Athletics lineup that produced pennant winners from 1929 to 1931. The second batter in history to tope 500 home runs, Foxx belted 30 or more homers in 12 consecutive seasons and drove in more than 100 runs 13 straight years, including an astounding 175 in 1938 with the Boston Red Sox. Referring to the powerful first baseman's physique, the New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez said, "He has muscles in his hair." A three -time Most Valuable Player, "Double X" also took the Triple Crown in 1933. Elected 1951.

Known as the "Fordham Flash," Frankie Frisch jumped directly from Fordham University to the New York Giants and played o eight pennant winners in 19 seasons. A switch-hitter, Frisch compiled 11 straight .300 seasons and retired with numerous fielding records for second basemen. Recalling Frisch, writer Damon Runyon wrote, "Tell 'em most especially about the way Frisch played second base, some of center field and a slice of right field too." As player-manager (and later, manger) of the St. Louis Cardinals, Frisch instilled the rollicking, all-out style of hard-nosed play that produced two World Series championships and prompted sportswriters to tab the Cardinals "The Gashouse Gang." Elected 1947.

Baseball's "Iron Horse," Lou Gehrig teamed with Babe Ruth to form the sport's most devastating tandem. A "Gibraltar in cleats," Gehrig posted 13 consecutive seasons with 100 runs scored and 100 RBI, averaging 141 runs and 149 RBI. The two-time American League Most Valuable Player set an AL mark with 185 RBI in 1931, hit a record 23 career grand slams and won the 1934 Triple Crown. His .361 batting average in seven World Series led the New York Yankees to six titles. A true gentleman and a tragic figure, Gehrig's consecutive games played streak ended at 2,130 when he was sidelined by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a disease that now bears his name. Elected 1939.

Known as "The Mechanical Man" for his remarkable consistency, Charlie Gehringer batted better than .300 in 13 seasons and collected more than 200 hits seven times. As New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez put it, "He's in a rut. He goes 2 for 5 on Opening Day and stays that way all season." An agile second baseman with quick hands, Gehringer led the league in assists and fielding percentage seven times each. Regarding his quiet reputation, the six-time All-Star said, "You can't talk your way into a batting championship." A cornerstone of three pennant-winning Tigers teams, he won the 1937 Most Valuable Player Award by batting .371. Elected 1949.

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez brought a big-league fastball from California to the New York Yankees and helped guide the club to seven pennants. "El Goofy" was known for saying, "I'd rather be lucky than good." Gomez continued to win despite a sore arm, relying more on his curve. "I'm throwing as hard as I ever did; the balls just not getting there as fast," he explained. Gomez won the pitching Triple Crown twice (1934 and 1937) and was a seven-time All-Star, starting the inaugural Midsummer Classic in 1933. At his best in the World Series, Gomez won six of seven starts without a loss. Elected 1972.

Charles "Gabby" Hartnett excelled both behind the plate and at the plate, becoming the first backstop in history to slug 200 home runs and drive in 1,000 runs in a career. His catching prowess prompted pitcher Dizzy Dean to proclaim, "If I had that guy to pitch to all the time, I'd never lose a game." Hartnett, who spent 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs - where he won four pennants - was named to the NL All-Star Game in the first six years the contest was held, starting behind the plate in 1934, 1936 and 1937. he also won the NL Most Valuable Player Award in 1935. Elected 1955.

William Jennings Bryan "Billy" Herman was the model for all National League second basemen in the 1930's and early 1940's. A smart player with great bat control, he mastered the hit-and-run and the bunt. Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher said Herman was, "universally accepted as the classic number two hitter...an absolute master of hitting behind a runner." Herman batted .304 for his career and was a 10-time All-Star. His hitting and solid defense let to three Chicago Cubs pennants in the 1930's and one with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1941. Elected 1975.

Michael Franklin "Pinky" Higgins (May 27, 1909 – March 21, 1969) was an American third baseman, manager, front office executive and scout in Major League Baseball who played for three teams and served as manager or general manager of the Boston Red Sox during the period of 1955 through 1965. Higgins was born in Red Oak, Texas. He was nicknamed "Pinky" as a baby, and according to some reports detested it. Alternatively, he was called by either of his given names. He signed some autographs as Frank Higgins, but was predominantly known as Mike, especially later in his career. Higgins graduated from W. H. Adamson High School in Dallas, where he played on the 1926 state championship runner-up team. He attended the University of Texas at Austin before beginning his career with the Philadelphia Athletics on June 25, 1930. After only 24 at bats that year, he did not play in the majors again until 1933, when he began to play full-time for the A's. In his rookie season of 1933, he batted .314 with 13 home runs and 99 RBIs. He hit for the cycle on August 3 in a 12–8 win over the Washington Senators. The A's of that year finished third in the American League. By 1938, when he was traded to the Boston Red Sox for fellow third baseman Billy Werber, he was not only considered one of the better-hitting third basemen in the league but led them in batting average in 1933 and 1934. In his first two years with the Bosox (1937 and 1938), he hit over .300 with a career-high 106 RBIs in both years. In June 1938, he set (and still holds) a major league record with base hits in 12 consecutive at bats, accomplishing the feat over 14 plate appearances because he also received two bases on balls during that streak. His mark was tied by Walt Dropo in 1952, who made his 12 straight knocks in 12 appearances, with no bases on balls in between. He would next head to the Detroit Tigers in a trade for submarine pitcher Elden Auker, where he would spend the majority of his playing career. It was also where his hitting numbers dropped while his power numbers still stayed fairly strong, but not in the same realm as his career-high of 23 homers with Philadelphia in 1935. Boston got Higgins back in mid-1946 as the team's regular third baseman, winning the AL pennant by 12 games (but losing the 1946 World Series to the Cardinals in seven). The Red Sox then released him, and he retired to become a manager in the Red Sox farm system. His final numbers included a .292 batting average with 140 home runs and 1,075 RBIs. He accumulated 1,941 career hits in 6,636 at bats, and made the All-Star team three times (1934, '36, '44).

Master of the screwball, left-handed "King Carl" Hubbell was one of the best pitchers of the 1930's. Unflappable on the mound Hubbell became a national sensation for striking out five straight Hall of Famers in the 1934 All-Star Game: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin. From 1929 to 1937, the New York Giants' "Meal Ticket" averaged 20 wins, led the club to three pennants and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award twice. Waite Hoyt claimed, "Hubbell is the greatest pitcher in the league. Elected 1947.

Travis "Stonewall" Jackson was a vital cog in John McGraw's galaxy of stars that constituted the powerful New York Giants teams of the 1920's and early 1930's. The strong-armed infielder was considered "the greatest shortstop ever to play in New York," by legendary columnist Red Smith. An Arkansas native who joined the Giants as a teenager, Jackson eventually became team captain, succeeding Rogers Hornsby, who once praised him by saying, "I never saw him make a mistake."

Charles Hebert Klein was a powerful hitter who captured the Triple Crown in 1933, also nabbing three other home run titles. A .320 hitter in 17 seasons, Klein totaled 300 home runs and was named to the first two National League All-Star teams (1933 and 1934). Strong enough to wield a 42-once bat, Klein possessed all-around talent as a superb defensive right fielder. The 1932 NL MVP, Klein four years later became the first 20th-centruy player in the senior circuit to slug four home runs in a game. Elected 1980.

Al Lopez was just 17 when he impressed Walter Johnson, baseball's best pitcher of the day, as a minor league catcher. His major league career would span a record 1,918 games - an unmatched mark for backstops for more than 40 years. From 1951 to 1959, as manager of the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox, Lopez won two pennants and finished second to the New York Yankees the other seven years. His 1954 Cleveland squad won 111 games, an American League record that lasted 44 years. In 1959, he led the "Go-Go" White Sox to their first pennant since 1919. Elected 1977.

Johnny Leonard Roosevelt "Pepper" Martin (February 29, 1904 – March 5, 1965) was an American professional baseball player and minor league manager. He was known as the Wild Horse of the Osage because of his daring, aggressive baserunning abilities. Martin played in Major League Baseball as a third baseman and an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals during the 1930s and early 1940s. He was best known for his heroics during the 1931 World Series, in which he was the catalyst in a Cardinals' upset victory over the Philadelphia Athletics. Martin was an integral member of the Cardinals' teams of the 1930s that became known as the Gashouse Gang for their roguish behavior and practical jokes. Martin was even referred to as the inspiration for the pre-game warmup routine of "pepper. Early in his career, he was labeled by some contemporary press reports as the next Ty Cobb because of his spirited, hustling style of play. However, because his headlong attitude on the playing field took a physical toll on his body, he never lived up to those initial expectations. After the end of his playing career, he continued his career in baseball as a successful minor league baseball manager.

Henry Emmett "Heinie" Manush was one of seven sons, six of whom played professional baseball. A left-handed, line drive hitting outfielder, Manush consistently ranked among the game's top batters. In 1926, he hit .378 to lead the American League, and his lifetime average was .330 over a 17-year career. In a 1977 interview, Joe Cronin said of Manush, "If he'd catch 'em playing back, he'd dump a bunt. If they moved in on him, Heinie slapped the ball by 'em." Elected 1964.

Henry Emmett "Heinie" Manush was one of seven sons, six of whom played professional baseball. A left-handed, line drive hitting outfielder, Manush consistently ranked among the game's top batters. In 1926, he hit .378 to lead the American League, and his lifetime average was .330 over a 17-year career. In a 1977 interview, Joe Cronin said of Manush, "If he'd catch 'em playing back, he'd dump a bunt. If they moved in on him, Heinie slapped the ball by 'em." Elected 1964.

Tough and gruff, outfielder Joe Medwick's competitive spirit typified the rowdy "Gashouse Gang" Cardinals of the 1930s. Van Lingle Mungo claimed, "No game is ever won against the Cardinals until Medwick is out in the ninth." "Ducky" batted .300 or better in his first 11 seasons and ended his 17-year career with a .324 batting average. He also collected 1,383 career RBI - topping the National League for three consecutive seasons (1936-1938). In 1937, he won the MVP Award by capturing the Triple Crown and leading the senior circuit in nine other categories. Elected 1968.

Tough and gruff, outfielder Joe Medwick's competitive spirit typified the rowdy "Gashouse Gang" Cardinals of the 1930s. Van Lingle Mungo claimed, "No game is ever won against the Cardinals until Medwick is out in the ninth." "Ducky" batted .300 or better in his first 11 seasons and ended his 17-year career with a .324 batting average. He also collected 1,383 career RBI - topping the National League for three consecutive seasons (1936-1938). In 1937, he won the MVP Award by capturing the Triple Crown and leading the senior circuit in nine other categories. Elected 1968.

Melvin Thomas "Mel" Ott was a New York Giants hero for 22 seasons, during which he emerged as one of the game's premier sluggers. As a 17-year old "Boy Wonder" in 1926, Ott's size belied his power. Using an unorthodox batting style in which he lifted his right foot prior to impact, he smashed 511 home runs, then a National League record. He hit 30-or-more homers in a season eight times and led or shared the league lead on six occasions. "Master Melvin" earned 11 consecutive All-Star selections and batted .304 lifetime with 488 doubles NS 1,860 RBI. Elected 1951.

Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing anchored six New York Yankees World Series championship teams in the 1930s and early 1940s. He was a player who teammate and Hall of Fame catcher, Bill Dickey described as "the best pitcher (I) ever caught." Though Ruffing lost four toes on his left foot in a mining accident as a teenager, he successfully transitioned from outfielder to pitcher. A veteran of World War II, Ruffing continued his baseball career as a manager, coach and scout for a multitude of teams in organized baseball. Elected 1967.

Still an American icon decades after his death, George Herman "Babe" Ruth emerged from humble beginnings to become the game's greatest slugger and gate attraction. Ruth hit home runs at a prodigious rate - his single season output often exceeded those of entire major league teams. He retired with 714 career home runs, at a time when only tow other players had reached 300. He also posted a record of 94-46 in 163 games as a pitcher, most coming before he became a regular in the outfield. Reggie Jackson once deflected a comparison to "The Sultan of Swat," saying, "There will never be another Babe Ruth. He was the greatest home run hitter who ever lived." Elected 1936.

Al Simmons grew up in a poor section of Milwaukee and was a classic case of local boy making good, playing parts of his first two professional seasons with the minor league Milwaukee Brewers. "Bucketfoot Al" was the consummate ballplayer - he could run, hit for power and average, and was an excellent fielder with a tremendous throwing arm. Paired with Jimmie Foxx on the Philadelphia Athletics, the two sluggers formed a dangerous 1-2 punch, leading the club to three straight appearances in the World Series (1929-1931). Simmons was a favorite of Connie Mack, who once said, "I wish I had nine players named Al Simmons." Elected 1953.

Bill Terry referred to hitting as a business. With a lifetime .341 batting average - a modern National League record for left-handed batters - his business was a resounding success. The last player in the NL to top .400, Terry socked 254 hits in 1930, when he hit .401. An excellent fielder and team leader, he succeeded John McGraw as the New York Giants manager in 1932 and won three pennants and a World Series championship in the next six years. Elected 1954.

The pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1920 to 1937, Harold "Pie" Traynor was regarded by John McGraw as "the finest team player in the game." A .320 lifetime hitter, Traynor batted better than .300 in 10 seasons and never struck out more than 28 times in a single campaign. An excellent third baseman, he set the fielding standard by which decades of successors were measured. He was immensely popular as a player and a person. Red Smith wrote that "no truer gentleman every wore spikes." Elected 1948.

Joseph Floyd "Arky" Vaughn starred for the Pittsburgh Pirates for a decade, hitting better than .300 every year and batting 318 lifetime. Honus Wagner, his mentor and a fellow Hall of Famer shortstop, called Vaughn, "one of the sweetest hitters I ever saw. And fast!" Vaughn let the league in runs scored and triples three times each, and in 1935 batted .385, a 20th century record for National League shortstops. Though not a power hitter the nine-time All-Star homered twice in the 1941 Midsummer Classic. The pride of tiny Cliffy, Arkansas ("The Crown Jewel of the Ozark Mountains"), Floyd (Arky) Vaughn made his mark over a 17-year big league career. The dependable shortstop drowned during a fishing trip in 1952, Elected 1985.

Joseph Floyd "Arky" Vaughn starred for the Pittsburgh Pirates for a decade, hitting better than .300 every year and batting 318 lifetime. Honus Wagner, his mentor and a fellow Hall of Famer shortstop, called Vaughn, "one of the sweetest hitters I ever saw. And fast!" Vaughn let the league in runs scored and triples three times each, and in 1935 batted .385, a 20th century record for National League shortstops. Though not a power hitter the nine-time All-Star homered twice in the 1941 Midsummer Classic. The pride of tiny Cliffy, Arkansas ("The Crown Jewel of the Ozark Mountains"), Floyd (Arky) Vaughn made his mark over a 17-year big league career. The dependable shortstop drowned during a fishing trip in 1952, Elected 1985.

Joseph Floyd "Arky" Vaughn starred for the Pittsburgh Pirates for a decade, hitting better than .300 every year and batting 318 lifetime. Honus Wagner, his mentor and a fellow Hall of Famer shortstop, called Vaughn, "one of the sweetest hitters I ever saw. And fast!" Vaughn let the league in runs scored and triples three times each, and in 1935 batted .385, a 20th century record for National League shortstops. Though not a power hitter the nine-time All-Star homered twice in the 1941 Midsummer Classic. The pride of tiny Cliffy, Arkansas ("The Crown Jewel of the Ozark Mountains"), Floyd (Arky) Vaughn made his mark over a 17-year big league career. The dependable shortstop drowned during a fishing trip in 1952, Elected 1985.

According to legend, New York Giants manager John McGraw received a flippant scouting report on Paul Waner: "That little punk don't even know how to put on a uniform," Upon seeing Waner play, McGraw fired the scout. "That little punt don't know how to put on a uniform, but he's removed three of my pitchers with line drives this week," McGraw roared. Waner began his baseball career as a pitcher, but his hitting prowess assured that "Big Poison" would play every day. During a 20-year career, Waner accumulated 3,152 hits, batted .333, won three National League batting championships and garnered the 1927 MVP Award. Elected 1952.

Samuel Filmore West (October 5, 1904 – November 23, 1985) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams from 1927 to 1942. West batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Longview, Texas. West entered the majors in 1927 with the Washington Senators, playing six years for them before moving to the St. Louis Browns (1933–1938), again with Washington (1938–1941), and the Chicago White Sox (1942). His most productive season came in 1931 when he posted a career-high .333 batting average and reached career highs in slugging percentage (.481), hits (175), doubles (43), triples (13), and rbi (91). In 1933, he was selected to the first All-Star Game ever played, being selected again in 1934, 1935 and 1937. During his career, West collected a .300 average during eight seasons; led AL outfielders in putouts twice, double plays three times, and assists once, and four times was considered in the AL Most Valuable Player vote. Although he played with Washington during ten seasons, he missed the American League pennant-winning team that lost the 1933 World Series to the New York Giants after being traded to the Browns in exchange for Goose Goslin. In a sixteen-season career, West was a .299 hitter (1838-for-6148) with 75 home runs and 838 RBI in 1753 games, including 934 runs, 347 doubles, 101 triples, 53 stolen bases, a .371 on-base percentage, and a .425 slugging percentage. Defensively, he posted a .983 fielding percentage. Following his playing career, West served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After discharge from the service, he spent three years as a coach with the Senators.