was the greatest baseball player of all-time (at least I'd
tell you so, and who cares what anyone else thinks), and
have the highest lifetime batting average in baseball history
.367. I still hold the record for the most years leading
the league in both batting avg and hits. I started playing
for the Detroit Tigers in 1905 and played there until 1925.
My nickname was the "Georgia Peach". Forget about
this modern style of baseball with its' high-tech ball that
flies out of the ballparks - I played during the dead ball
era. Our game was rough and tough - no holds bared.
Players pushed, spiked, hand-checked and tagged hard - like
your modern game of basketball. I still rank among
the top five players of all-time in games, hits, doubles,
triples, stolen bases, runs, RBI's, and total bases. When
I retired in 1928, I was the leader in 90 batting categories.
In 1936, I was the first player elected to the Hall of Fame.