Harry Heilmann

Harry Edwin Heilman
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1952
Primary team: Detroit Tigers
Primary position: Right Fielder

Rogers Hornsby and Ed Delahanty are the only right-handed batters to surpass Harry Heilmann's .342 lifetime batting average. Teaming with the Detroit Tigers' Ty Cobb, his manager and mentor, Heilmann won four batting titles between 1921-27 with averages of .394, .403, .393 and .398; he came within nine hits of hitting .400 each year. After his 17-year playing career ended, he broadcast Tigers games for another 17 years.

"Harry Heilmann was one of the most marvelous men I ever met in baseball and one of the greatest right-handed hitters. He had a choppy stroke, but powerful. He was a tough man to pitch to. "
Ted Lyons

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1952
Primary Team: Detroit Tigers
Position Played: Right Fielder
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Birth place: San Francisco, California
Birth year: 1894
Died: 1951, Southfield, Michigan
Played for:
Detroit Tigers (1914)
Detroit Tigers (1916-1929)
Cincinnati Reds (1930)
Cincinnati Reds (1932)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesG
2147
At BatsAB
7787
RunsR
1291
HitsH
2660
Doubles2B
542
Triples3B
151
Home RunsHR
183
RBIRBI
1537
Stolen BasesSB
113
WalksBB
856
Batting AverageBA
.342
OPSOPS
.930
On Base %OBP
.410
Slugging %SLG
.520