Harry Heilmann

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Birthdate8/3/1894
Death Date7/9/1951
Debut Year1914
Year of Induction1952
Teams Reds, Tigers
Positions First Base, Right Field

Harry Heilmann is one of only five American League players to hit .400 for a season. From 1921-27 he averaged .380 with a .452 on-base percentage. 

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Harry Heilmann signed government post card

Harry Heilmann signed government post card

Harry Heilmann won four batting crowns with averages of .403, .398, ..394, and .393. During his peak from 1921-1927 he averaged 116 runs batted in, 41 doubles, 11 triples, and 104 runs while hitting .380. One of only five American Leaguers to hit at least .400, Heilmann played 17 big league seasons
Reverse of GPC with April 26, 1949 postmark

Reverse of GPC with April 26, 1949 postmark

Government postcards provide aid to authenticating autographs. Collectors would send a postcard to the desired target. When the autograph returned in the mail it would contain a postmark verifying the exact date and place from where it was mailed. This postmark reveals an April 26, 1949 mailing from
Original Harry Heilmann 1922 Exhibit card

Original Harry Heilmann 1922 Exhibit card

In the collection is this 1922 exhibit card featuring Detroit slugger Harry Heilmann. Eight seasons of 100+ runs batted in helped Heilmann compile 1,540 career RBI. A Major Leaguer from 1914-1932, Heilmann received votes in Most Valuable Player Award balloting in seven different seasons. When his pl

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