Manush, Heinie

Henry Emmett Manush
Born: July 20, 1901, Tuscumbia, Alabama
Died: May 12, 1971, Sarasota, Florida
Played For: 
Detroit Tigers (1923-1927), St. Louis Browns (1928-1930), Washington Senators (1930-1935), Boston Red Sox (1936), Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1938), Pittsburgh Pirates (1938-1939)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1964

A hitting machine, Henry Heinie Manush consistently ranked among the game's top batters, ending his 17-year career with a .330 batting average. He hit .378 to win the 1926 American League batting title, edging out Babe Ruth on the final day of the season by going 6-for-9 in a doubleheader. In 1928, Manush hit .378 again, but lost the batting crown to Goose Goslin's .379 mark. He finished second to Jimmie Foxx in 1933's race for the batting title, but his league-leading 221 hits and 17 triples paced the Senators to a pennant.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that though Heinie Manush spent the majority of his career playing left field, he took over Ty Cobb's center-field job at the end of Cobb's playing days with the Detroit Tigers?
Heinie looks like a ballplayer and insofar as the attack is concerned, his looks are supported by an inspiring record.
Charles Parker