Today in Tribe History: November 11, 1912

Hal Trosky is born in Norway, Iowa. Trosky played for the Cleveland Indians from 1933-41. He broke in with the when he was 20 years old. Playing in his first full season in 1934, he slugged .598, hitting .330 with 35 home runs, 45 doubles, 9 triples, and 142 RBI. It was Lou Gehrig who dominated that year – Trosky was second in RBI behind him, second in total bases behind him, and third in home runs behind him. There was no Rookie of the Year Award yet, but he would have won that distinction handily had it existed. Trosky is considered one of the greatest power hitters in franchise history.

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