William Earl Webb (September 17, 1897 – May 23, 1965) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball, playing from 1925 to 1933. He played for five teams, including the Boston Red Sox for three years. He batted left-handed, and threw right-handed. He was born in White County, Tennessee and died in Jamestown, Tennessee.
|Born: September 17, 1897|
White County, Tennessee
|Died: May 23, 1965 (aged 67)|
|August 13, 1925, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1933, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||333|
|Career highlights and awards|
In 1931, while playing for the Red Sox, he hit a record 67 doubles, a record that still stands today. He had a career batting average of .306 (661-for-2161) with 56 home runs and 333 runs batted in. Webb finished second in the league in extra base hits in 1931 with 84. His .333 batting average in 1931 was seventh-highest in the American League. He also finished sixth in the 1931 American League Most Valuable Player voting.
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