Al Simmons

Cardinals catcher Jimmie Wilson tags out A's outfielder Al Simmons during the second inning of Game 5 of the 1931 World Series.
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Al Simmons, OF

 

Career: 1922-44, A's, White Sox, others
Fun fact: 11 straight years of .300/100


When you are a kid, they teach you not to "step in the bucket" when you are hitting, as it makes it hard to cover the outside part of the plate. That's how Simmons -- a right-handed hitter who stepped toward third base -- did it, and it wasn't an issue.

Simmons was a model of consistency, and he helped the Athletics win back-to-back World Series in 1928 and 1929.

Previous rank: 99