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Old 08-20-2006, 12:18 PM   #427
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And with the 21st pick:

George Kell, 3B, Tigers/A's/Red Sox/White Sox

Awards: All-Star (10): 1947-1954, 1956-1957

George Kell worked diligently at all facets of the game, relying on constant practice to become a solid hitter and a sure-handed fielder. He batted over .300 nine times and topped American League third basemen in fielding percentage seven times. Utilizing a strong and accurate throwing arm, Kell led the league in double plays six times, assists four times and in putouts twice. In 1949, Kell dramatically captured the American League batting title when he edged out Ted Williams by less than two ten-thousandths of a point, .34291 to .34276.

"He's a seven-day-a-week ballplayer."
— Red Rolfe

Did You Know... that George Kell's 13 strikeouts in 1949 is the lowest total for a batting champion in big league history?
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