Howard Earl Averill
Born: May 21, 1902, Snohomish, Washington
Died: August 16, 1983, Everett, Washington
Cleveland Indians (1930-1939), Detroit Tigers (1939-1940), Boston Braves (1941)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1975
This Day in Baseball History
On May 18, 1912, the Detroit Tigers field a team of replacement players against the Philadelphia Athletics. With 19 players on strike in protest of the recent suspension of Ty Cobb, the Tigers lose to the A’s, 24-2. The Tigers’ lineup includes a number of local semipro players.