Detroit Tigers: Top 10 Hall of Famers in Franchise History

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Harry Heilmann (1914-1932)

Nicknamed “Slug”, Heilmann helped bridge the gap between the Cobb-Crawford period and the Gehringer-Greenberg era with his own Hall of Fame career.

Heilmann played 15 of his 17 seasons with the Detroit Tigers and won four batting titles in Detroit during the 1921, 1923, 1925, 1927 seasons. In 1925, he hit an amazing .403 with 18 home runs and led the league with 134 RBI.

In 1927, Heilmann was second in the AL MVP voting with a .398 average, 14 bombs and 120 RBI.

He finished his career with 2,660 hits, 183 home runs, 542 doubles, 1,540 RBI, 1,291 runs and a .342 lifetime batting average. Heilmann was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1952.