August 13, 1865 – October 4, 1936: Hercules Burnett:  played briefly for his hometown team, the Louisville Colonels in 1888 while the team was in the American Association, and in again 1895 when the Colonels were a member of the National League. His career consisted of six games played, and in 21 at bats he collected 7 hits for a .333 batting average and .714 slugging average.Played 1887 to 1903 in pro ball.

August 13, 1865 – October 4, 1936: Hercules Burnett: played briefly for his hometown team, the Louisville Colonels in 1888 while the team was in the American Association, and in again 1895 when the Colonels were a member of the National League. His career consisted of six games played, and in 21 at bats he collected 7 hits for a .333 batting average and .714 slugging average.Played 1887 to 1903 in pro ball.

September 30, 1885 – March 19, 1981: Zinn Beck:      St. Louis Cardinals (1913–1916)     New York Yankees (1918) //played pro ball 1910-29, mostly in B ball//In 290 career games in the majors, he had a .226 batting average with 204 hits in 902 At-bats. Zinn Beck Field at Sanford Memorial Stadium in Sanford, Florida is named in his honor

September 30, 1885 – March 19, 1981: Zinn Beck: St. Louis Cardinals (1913–1916) New York Yankees (1918) //played pro ball 1910-29, mostly in B ball//In 290 career games in the majors, he had a .226 batting average with 204 hits in 902 At-bats. Zinn Beck Field at Sanford Memorial Stadium in Sanford, Florida is named in his honor

Death:October 30, 1941 – May 19, 2016:  Jim Ray Hart: San Francisco Giants (1963–1973) New York Yankees (1973–1974)// In a 12-season career, Hart posted a .278 batting average, with 170 home runs and 578 runs batted in (RBIs) in 1,125 Major League games played.Hit for the cycle July 8, 1970 and tied for second place with Rico Carty in NL ROY voting in 1964 behind Dick Allen

Death:October 30, 1941 – May 19, 2016: Jim Ray Hart: San Francisco Giants (1963–1973) New York Yankees (1973–1974)// In a 12-season career, Hart posted a .278 batting average, with 170 home runs and 578 runs batted in (RBIs) in 1,125 Major League games played.Hit for the cycle July 8, 1970 and tied for second place with Rico Carty in NL ROY voting in 1964 behind Dick Allen

November 15, 1896 – August 11, 1955: Bert Ellison: played in pro ball 1915-1928,with the Tigers 1916-20/born in Ola,Yell County,Arkansas and attended Univ of Arkansas/ In seven seasons with the Sealsof the PCL,he appeared in 1,042 games, compiled a .335 batting average, and totaled 1,329 hits, 278 doubles, 43 triples, 116 RBIs, and 778 RBIs.He was posthumously inducted into the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame in 2006

November 15, 1896 – August 11, 1955: Bert Ellison: played in pro ball 1915-1928,with the Tigers 1916-20/born in Ola,Yell County,Arkansas and attended Univ of Arkansas/ In seven seasons with the Sealsof the PCL,he appeared in 1,042 games, compiled a .335 batting average, and totaled 1,329 hits, 278 doubles, 43 triples, 116 RBIs, and 778 RBIs.He was posthumously inducted into the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame in 2006

Death: December 27, 1941 – December 19, 2016: Phil Gagliano:      St. Louis Cardinals (1963–1970)     Chicago Cubs (1970)     Boston Red Sox (1970–1973)     Cincinnati Reds (1973–1974)/ 2× World Series champion (1964, 1967)//His most productive season was 1965, during which he played in 122 games, hitting eight home runs and 59 RBI. In his later years, he developed into a pinch-hitter, gaining a .354 batting average in that role for the Boston Red Sox and .366 for the Cincinnati Reds

Death: December 27, 1941 – December 19, 2016: Phil Gagliano: St. Louis Cardinals (1963–1970) Chicago Cubs (1970) Boston Red Sox (1970–1973) Cincinnati Reds (1973–1974)/ 2× World Series champion (1964, 1967)//His most productive season was 1965, during which he played in 122 games, hitting eight home runs and 59 RBI. In his later years, he developed into a pinch-hitter, gaining a .354 batting average in that role for the Boston Red Sox and .366 for the Cincinnati Reds

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Death: March 2, 1932 – June 11, 2016: Chico Fernandez:  Brooklyn Dodgers (1956) Philadelphia Phillies (1957–1959) Detroit Tigers (1960–1963)New York Mets (1963) Hanshin Tigers (1965)//born in Havana, Cuba,played in 856 Major League games, 810 at shortstop. He scored 270 runs, collected 666 hits, and had a career batting average of .240.

Death: March 2, 1932 – June 11, 2016: Chico Fernandez: Brooklyn Dodgers (1956) Philadelphia Phillies (1957–1959) Detroit Tigers (1960–1963)New York Mets (1963) Hanshin Tigers (1965)//born in Havana, Cuba,played in 856 Major League games, 810 at shortstop. He scored 270 runs, collected 666 hits, and had a career batting average of .240.

Death:May 3, 1938 – December 29, 2016: Chris Cannizzaro:      St. Louis Cardinals (1960–1961)     New York Mets (1962–1965)     Pittsburgh Pirates (1968)     San Diego Padres (1969–1971)     Chicago Cubs (1971)     Los Angeles Dodgers (1972–1973)     San Diego Padres (1974)/the first Padre selected to play in an All-Star Game[1969]//In a 13-season career, Cannizzaro posted a .235 batting average with 18 home runs and 169 RBI in 740 games played.

Death:May 3, 1938 – December 29, 2016: Chris Cannizzaro: St. Louis Cardinals (1960–1961) New York Mets (1962–1965) Pittsburgh Pirates (1968) San Diego Padres (1969–1971) Chicago Cubs (1971) Los Angeles Dodgers (1972–1973) San Diego Padres (1974)/the first Padre selected to play in an All-Star Game[1969]//In a 13-season career, Cannizzaro posted a .235 batting average with 18 home runs and 169 RBI in 740 games played.

Check out complete list of top 50 batmen with highest batting average in ODI (One Day International cricket). 3 Indian Batsmen in top 10 list.

Check out complete list of top 50 batmen with highest batting average in ODI (One Day International cricket). 3 Indian Batsmen in top 10 list.

Lou Gehrig with his black German Shepherd Dog "Afra of Cosalta" 1933 – A black German Shepherd Dog belonging to New York Yankee great, Lou Gehrig, is among this year’s entries. “Afra of Cosalta” takes second in the Open Bitch class; Gehrig goes on to some success on the baseball field instead, finishing with a .340 lifetime batting average as one of the most beloved Yankees of all time.

Lou Gehrig with his black German Shepherd Dog "Afra of Cosalta" 1933 – A black German Shepherd Dog belonging to New York Yankee great, Lou Gehrig, is among this year’s entries. “Afra of Cosalta” takes second in the Open Bitch class; Gehrig goes on to some success on the baseball field instead, finishing with a .340 lifetime batting average as one of the most beloved Yankees of all time.

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