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Al Simmons Was One of the All-Time Great Clutch Hitters

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Al Simmons was one of the greatest left fielders in baseball history.

He spent most of his career with Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's, and was a major player in Philadelphia's three consecutive pennants from 1929-31, but Al Simmons' first choice was to play for John McGraw's Giants.

 

Al Simmons Asked for Expenses

"When I was a kid in Milwaukee, I dreamed of playing in the big leagues. And like every other kid in the country, I wanted to play for John McGraw. So I wrote to Roger Bresnahan at Toledo, a Giant farm team, and all I asked for was expenses.

It would have amounted to a hundred and fifty bucks. When Bresnahan refused, I signed with the Milwaukee Brewers and that's wher...

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