Died: January 21, 1993, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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.