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Full Name: Charles Leonard Gehringer Primary Position: 2B
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/180 First Game: September 22, 1924
Birthdate: May 11, 1903 Final Game: September 27, 1942
Birthplace: Fowlerville, Michigan MLB Experience: 19 years
Died: January 21, 1993
Deathplace: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949


Biography

Charlie Gehringer (Charles Leonard Gehringer) was born on May 11, 1903 in Fowlerville, Michigan. He made his Major League debut on September 22, 1924 for the Detroit Tigers. In 1926, his rookie year, he hit .277 with 1 home run and 48 RBI. Gehringer played for the Detroit Tigers for his entire 19 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Charlie Gehringer's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1936, when he slugged 15 home runs, hit for a .354 average and knocked in 116 runs. However, others believe that it was 1929, when he stole 27 bases, hit for a .339 average and knocked in 106 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1924 DET A 5 13 2 6 0 1 .462 .462 .462 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
1925 DET A 8 18 3 3 0 0 .167 .250 .167 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 DET A 123 459 62 127 1 48 .277 .322 .399 19 17 30 42 1 27 9 0 0
1927 DET A 133 508 110 161 4 61 .317 .383 .441 29 11 52 31 2 9 17 0 0
1928 DET A 154 603 108 193 6 74 .320 .395 .451 29 16 69 22 6 13 15 0 0
1929 DET A 155 634 131 215 13 106 .339 .405 .532 45 19 64 19 6 11 27 0 0
1930 DET A 154 610 144 201 16 98 .330 .404 .534 47 15 69 17 7 13 19 0 0
1931 DET A 101 383 67 119 4 53 .311 .359 .431 24 5 29 15 0 2 13 0 0
1932 DET A 152 618 112 184 19 107 .298 .370 .497 44 11 68 34 3 3 9 0 0
1933 DET A 155 628 103 204 12 105 .325 .393 .468 42 6 68 27 3 6 5 0 0
1934 DET A 154 601 134 214 11 127 .356 .450 .517 50 7 99 25 3 5 11 0 0
1935 DET A 150 610 123 201 19 108 .330 .409 .502 32 8 79 16 3 17 11 0 0
1936 DET A 154 641 144 227 15 116 .354 .431 .555 60 12 83 13 4 3 4 0 0
1937 DET A 144 564 133 209 14 96 .371 .458 .520 40 1 90 25 1 5 11 0 0
1938 DET A 152 568 133 174 20 107 .306 .425 .486 32 5 113 21 4 3 14 0 0
1939 DET A 118 406 86 132 16 86 .325 .423 .544 29 6 68 16 1 11 4 0 7
1940 DET A 139 515 108 161 10 81 .313 .428 .447 33 3 101 17 3 10 10 0 9
1941 DET A 127 436 65 96 3 46 .220 .363 .303 19 4 95 26 3 3 1 0 11
1942 DET A 45 45 6 12 1 7 .267 .365 .333 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2323 8860 1774 2839 184 1427 .320 .404 .480 574 146 1186 372 50 141 181 0 27

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1924 DET A 2B 5 0 0 12 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1925 DET A 2B 6 0 0 8 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1926 DET A 2B 112 0 0 255 323 16 56 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1926 DET A 3B 6 0 0 9 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1927 DET A 2B 121 0 0 304 438 27 84 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1928 DET A 2B 154 0 0 377 507 35 101 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1929 DET A 2B 154 0 0 404 501 23 93 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1930 DET A 2B 154 0 0 399 501 19 97 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1931 DET A 2B 78 0 0 224 236 10 54 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1931 DET A 1B 9 0 0 68 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1932 DET A 2B 152 0 0 396 495 30 110 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1933 DET A 2B 155 0 0 358 542 17 111 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1934 DET A 2B 154 0 0 355 516 17 100 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1935 DET A 2B 149 0 0 349 489 13 99 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1936 DET A 2B 154 0 0 397 524 25 116 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1937 DET A 2B 142 0 0 331 485 12 102 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1938 DET A 2B 152 0 0 393 455 21 115 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1939 DET A 2B 107 0 0 245 312 13 67 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1940 DET A 2B 138 0 0 276 374 19 72 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1941 DET A 2B 116 0 0 279 324 11 59 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1942 DET A 2B 3 0 0 7 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 2206 0 0 5369 7068 309 1444 0 0 0 0 0 .976
Total 3B 6 0 0 9 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 9 0 0 68 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .987

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Detroit Tigers (1924).
  • Released by Detroit Tigers (February 4, 1942).
  • Signed by Detroit Tigers (May 22, 1942).

Trivia

  • 6 Time All-Star:
  • 1 World Series Champion: 1935 Detroit Tigers


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