Gil had his best year in '53 boosting his '52 Batting Average by 48 points and driving in over 100 runs for the fifth straight season. Converted from a Catcher to a First Baseman in '48 Gil hit .285 in '49, belting 23 Homers. With 32 round trippers in '50 and 40 in '51, he became one of the games' best long ball hitters.
Gil was in a bad slump until May '51 averaging less than 1 RBI every 4 games.
But suddenly he found the range, driving in 1 Run per game and hitting .325 for the last 113 games of the season.
LAWRENCE EUGENE DOBY
outfield CLEVELAND INDIANS
Home: Paterson, N.J.
Born: December 13, 1924
One of the Game's top long-ball hitters, Larry ranked 3rd in the A.L. in Homers last year. In '52, he paced the A.L. with 32 round trippers and 104 Runs. Larry broke in with Cleveland in '47 and hit .301 in '48. The next year he hit 24 Home Runs and batted .280. 1950 was a great year for Larry as he hit .326, batted in 102 Runs and had 25 HR's.
In addition to his ability to hit a long ball, Larry
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