High School: Snohomish (did not graduate)
Career: The original “Earl of Snohomish” _ Earl Torgeson would be the second _ Averill remains one of the best players in Cleveland Indians history. He spent 13 years in the majors, hitting .318 while going to six All-Star games. Averill had a career-best batting average of .378 in 1937 and eventually played for three teams, spending 10 seasons with Cleveland.
Postscript: Averill returned to Snohomish after 13 seasons in the majors, running a floral shop and Earl Averill Motel. Averill’s legacy, both in Snohomish and Cleveland, lived on beyond his playing career. The Indians retired his number and named him to their all-time team in 1990. Averill was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975 and passed away eight years later.