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Charlie Gehringer

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Personal Info
Birth May 11, 1903, Fowlerville, Michigan
Death: January 21, 1993, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Professional Career
Debut September 22, 1924, Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox, Navin Field
Team(s) Detroit Tigers (1924-1942)
HOF induction: 1949
Career Highlights
  • MVP: 1937
  • Led American League in batting average: 1937 (.371)
  • Led the league in runs scored 1929 (131) & 1934 (134).
  • Led the league in hits 1929 (215) & 1934 (214).
  • All Star Games: 6
  • 13 seasons over .300
  • Liftime batting average: .330
  • Committed 310 errors in 7091 attempts.

Charles Leonard Gehringer (May 11, 1903January 21, 1993) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Detroit Tigers (1924-1942). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Fowlerville is a village in Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Bloomfield Hills is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1924 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1 • 4 • 8 • 9 • 27 • 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1907–present) See Nicknames before Red Sox for disputed nicknames Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World... Tiger Stadium, often called The Corner (as it is at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street), is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1924 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1942 throughout the world. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... See also: 1948 in sports, other events of 1949, 1950 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing The first 24 hours of Le Mans is held since the beginning of World War II. Luigi Chinetti and Lord Seldson win the race in a Ferrari 166M. Baseball... An All-Star Game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ...


A native of Fowlerville, Michigan, Gehringer has been considered by most to be one of the greatest second basemen of all time. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan.He led the American League in both assists and fielding percentage seven times each. Fowlerville is a village located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... A number of sports have a statistic known as an assist: An assist (hockey) goes to the player or players who helped set up a goal. ... In baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player handles a batted ball properly. ...

Baseball Hall of Fame
Charlie Gehringer
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Nicknamed "The Mechanical Man" for both his renowned consistency batting and his silent demeanor, Gehringer hit over .300 in 13 seasons and collected 200 or more hits seven times. In 1937 he won the batting title with a .371 average and earned MVP honors. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Barry Bonds batting Photo:Agência Brasil In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for ones team. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ...


Gehringer was a career .320 hitter with 184 home runs and 1427 RBI in 2323 games. He added 1774 runs, 2839 hits, 574 doubles and 176 triples. He was also a threat on the bases, compiling 181 steals. Beside his accomplishments, he was selected for the All-Star game for six consecutive years. In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classicis an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years...


After his retirement, Gehringer coached for Detroit and served as a club executive (1951-59) and as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Veterans (1953-90). In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ...


Gehringer was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949. The Tigers retired his uniform number 2 in a 1983 ceremony at Tiger Stadium, along with the number 5 of former teammate Hank Greenberg. Both players were on hand for the ceremony. Gehringer died in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan at age 89. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... See previous election: 1948 and next election: 1950 The 1949 election to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame proceeded using the same rules as the successful elections in the previous two years, with the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) again authorized to elect players retired less than... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. ... For the insurance mogul nicknamed Hank Greenberg, see Maurice R. Greenberg Henry Benjamin Hank Greenberg (January 1, 1911 - September 4, 1986), nicknamed Hammerin Hank, was an American player in Major League Baseball. ... Bloomfield Hills is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


In 1999, he ranked Number 46 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... In 1998, The Sporting News compiled a list of Baseballs Greatest Players. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Highlights

  • MVP (1937)
  • 6-time All-Star (1933-38)
  • 8-time Top 10 MVP (1928, 1932-38)
  • Led league in batting average (1937)
  • 4-time led league in games played (1929-30, 1933-34)
  • Twice led league in runs (1929, 1934)
  • Twice led league in hits (1929, 1934)
  • Led league in doubles (1929)
  • Led league in triples (1929)
  • Led league in stolen bases (1929)
  • 13-time hit over .300
  • 15 seasons with 100+ hits

Played right wing In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


External links

Preceded by
Lou Gehrig
American League Most Valuable Player
1937
Succeeded by
Jimmie Foxx
Preceded by
Luke Appling
American League Batting Champion
1937
Succeeded by
Jimmie Foxx
Preceded by
Billy Evans
Detroit Tigers General Manager
19521953
Succeeded by
Muddy Ruel

  Results from FactBites:
 
Charlie Gehringer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (275 words)
Gehringer was a career.320 hitter with 184 home runs and 1427 RBI in 2323 games.
After his retirement, Gehringer coached for Detroit and served as a club executive (1951-59) and as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Veterans (1953-90).
Gehringer was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.
Station Information - Charlie Gehringer (67 words)
Charles Leonard Gehringer aka the Mechanical Man (May 11, 1903 - January 21, 1993) was a professional baseball player.
Gehringer played 19 big league seasons from 1924 - 1942, all with the Detroit Tigers.
Considered by most to be one of the greatest second basemen of all time, Gehringer was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.
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