Al Simmons became known as "The Duke of Milwaukee" because he played like royalty on the baseball diamond. A product of the Milwaukee sandlots, Simmons averaged .334 in the major leagues with 307 home runs, 1,827 RBI and only 73 hits short of 3,000.
From a stance with his foot in the bucket, Simmons became one of the most feared hitters of his era. He had his best years for the Philadelphia Athletics under the legendary Connie Mack.
Simmons played in 19 World Series games and averaged .329. He was known as a fierce competitor and is a member of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.