Greatest Athletes in CT History: Waterbury: Jimmy Piersall

Jimmy Piersall, MLB.

The colorful Piersall won two Gold Gloves in his 17-year major league career, most of which was spent with the Boston Red Sox. In 1956, Piersall led the American League with 40 doubles.

He also hit .291 that year. In all, the outfielder finished with a .271 career average, 104 home runs and 594 RBI. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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