Al Zarilla

Zarilla was on the Browns’ only pennant winner, hitting .299 in 100 games and scoring and driving in a run as the Browns won Game Three of the World Series 6-2. After returning from 1945 military service, the right fielder won more playing time each year and made the All-Star team in 1948, when he reached career highs with a .329 batting average (fourth in the AL), 12 HR, 39 doubles, and 11 steals. The Red Sox traded Stan Spence and cash to get him in May 1949, and he had another fine season in 1950, finishing fifth in batting (.325), behind Dom DiMaggio and ahead of Ted Williams in the Red Sox’ all-.300 outfield. Zarilla had career highs in slugging (.493), runs (92), and walks (76). That June 8, he tied the major league record for doubles in a game (4). He was traded to the White Sox and he declined thereafter, returning to the Browns and Red Sox before his career finished.