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 Harry Edwin “Slug” Heilmann

Harry Edwin “Slug” Heilmann

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San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 9 Jul 1951 (aged 56)
Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Burial Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 16, Lot 324, Grave 4
Memorial ID 2138 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in San Francisco, California, he was an outfielder and infielder making his debut with the Detroit Tigers on May 16, 1914. For seventeen seasons, he played with the Detroit Tigers (1914-29) and Cinnetti Reds (1930, 1932). Heilmann strung together 12 consecutive seasons of hitting at least .300, was in the top 10 in batting average ten times, hit .401 in 1923 and won the American League batting title four times (1921, 1923, 1925, 1927). He finished his career with a record of 2660 hits, 1291 runs scored, 183 home runs, 1539 runs batted in and a .342 batting average. He died of cancer at age 56 in Southfield, Michigan and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2138
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Edwin “Slug” Heilmann (3 Aug 1894–9 Jul 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2138, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .