Harry Heilmann

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Birthday
3, 1894
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jul 9, 1951 (56)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1894
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jul 9, 1951 (56)

About

12-time American League batting champion and longtime Detroit Tiger who retired with the 12th best batting average in MLB history.

Before Fame

He went to the same high school as Hall of Fame shortstop Joe Cronin.

Trivia

He is one of the very few players in history who ended a season with a .400 batting average.

Family Life

He had one son, Harry Jr., and a daughter, Mary Ellen, with Mary Maynes, whom he married in October of 1920. 

Associated With

He once beat Babe Ruth and won an American League batting title.

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