Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1954
Bill Terry's outstanding hitting overshadowed his excellence as a first baseman. Batting over .320 nine years in a row and collecting over 200 hits in six seasons, his offensive prowess climaxed with a .401 average in 1930. Terry was the National League MVP in 1930 and retired with an average of .341 -- a modern National League record for left-handed batters. He then succeeded John McGraw as manager and won three pennants with the Giants.