Gehringer, Charlie

Charles Leonard Gehringer
Born: May 11, 1903, Fowlerville, Michigan
Died: January 21, 1993, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Played For: 
Detroit Tigers (1924-1942)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1949

Nicknamed The Mechanical Man for his remarkable consistency, Charlie Gehringer batted over .300 13 times and collected 200 hits seven times. A cornerstone of three Tigers pennant-winners, he won the MVP in 1937 when he led the American League with a .371 average. An agile second baseman with quick hands, he led the league in both assists and fielding percentage seven times each. After his retirement, he served as a general manager and a member of the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee.

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Did You Know: 
that Charlie Gehringer played every inning of the first six All-Star Games as the starting second baseman for the American League, batting a record .500 in 20 Midsummer Classic at-bats?
He hits .350 on Opening Day and stays there all season.
Lefty Gomez