Three-quarter length portrait of American League's Detroit Tigers baseball player Harry Heilman leaning on a bat on the field at Comiskey Park, which was located at 324 West 35th Street and bounded by West 34th Street; South Shield's Avenue (formerly Portland Avenue); South Wentworth Avenue, in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. Spectators sitting in the stands are visible in the background. SDN-060577, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, courtesy Chicago Historical Society.
Outfielder, 1B Righthanded; Detroit Tigers 1914-1929; Cincinnati Reds 1930, 1932 Harry Heilman won four batting titles and ranks as one of top hitters in baseball history. His career .342 batting mark is second only to Rogers Hornsby among right-handed hitters. Playing for the Detroit Tigers Heilmann hit over .300 for 12 consecutive years and four times he hit over .390. In 1921 he hit .394, then in 1923 hit .403, and in 1925 hit .393, and in 1927 hit .398 that's amazing numbers! Heilman played 17 seasons without appearing in a World Series, as the Tigers lacked pitching during his era.
On July 26, 1926, Heilmann drove in eight runs in a single game. The only flaw in this Hall of Famers great career was he was a slow runner and he was not regarded as a top fielder. As a fact: his teammates nicknamed him Slug' for his slowness at foot. Harry Heilmann's career: .342 BA, 2260 hits, 542 D's, 151 T's, 183 HRs and 112 stolen bases. Harry Heilmann struck out only 550 times in 7787 at bats. Baseball History A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame