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Earle Bryan Combs (May 14, 1899 - July 21, 1976) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball whose whole career was spent playing for the New York Yankees (19241935). Combs played nearly his entire career batting leadoff in front of and playing in the same outfield as Babe Ruth. May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (135th in leap years). ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1924 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1935 throughout the world. ... For the band, see Babe Ruth (band). ...


Born in Pebworth, Kentucky, Combs rose through local leagues, among which was the Pine Mountain League in Kentucky, before entering the major leagues in 1924; he began a string of consistently productive seasons as a rookie in 1925, when he hit .342 and scored 117 runs while batting at the top of one of the most renowned offenses in major league history, which included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Combs batted no lower than .299 and scored no fewer than 113 from then until the 1933 season. Combs' was nicknamed "The Kentucky Colonel". Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... The Pine Mountain League was a semi-professional baseball league in eastern Kentucky in the early 20th century. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1925 throughout the world. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was one of the most outstanding American baseball players of the twentieth century, setting more than a score of Major League and American League records and voted the greatest first baseman of all-time by the... The following are the baseball events of the year 1933 throughout the world. ...

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Combs' career effectively ended during 1934 when he fractured his skull in a collision with the outfield fence. Combs retired after the 1935 season. Over his career, he hit .325 and was part of three World Series championships (in 1927, 1928 and 1932). He also set the Yankees team record for most Triples in a season (23 in 1927). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... In the 1927 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in four big games. ... The New York Yankees beat the St. ... The 1932 World Series was the twenty-ninth edition of baseballs annual World Series championship final. ...


Combs was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970. He died at age 77 in Richmond, Kentucky. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... Richmond is the 6th largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Madison County. ...


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Earle Combs Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac (293 words)
Earle Combs was born on Sunday, May 14, 1899, in Pebworth, Kentucky.
Combs was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 16, 1924, with the New York Yankees.
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 Earle Combs baseball stats page.
Wikipedia search result (154 words)
Earle Bryan Combs (May 14, 1899 - July 21, 1976) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball whose whole career was spent playing for the New York Yankees (1924‑1935).
Combs played nearly his entire career batting leadoff in front of and playing in the same outfield as Babe Ruth.
Combs' career effectively ended during 1934 when he fractured his skull in a collision with the outfield fence.
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