Charlie Gehringer

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Birthday
10, 1903
Birthplace
Fowlerville, MI
Death Date
Jan 21, 1993 (89)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1903
Birthplace
Fowlerville, MI
Death Date
Jan 21, 1993 (89)

About

Hall of Fame second baseman and 1937 American League MVP who played his entire 19-year career with the Detroit Tigers. He helped lead the Tigers to a World Series Championship in 1935 and retired with 2,839 hits and a .320 batting average.

Before Fame

He was discovered by the Detroit Tigers while playing baseball for the University of Michigan.

Trivia

He was so quiet that his former manager Mickey Cochrane once commented that he said "hello" at the beginning of the season and "Goodbye" at the end of the season and nothing more.

Family Life

He was married to Josephine Gehringer.

Associated With

He considered his former manager Ty Cobb to be a father figure.