Sam Crawford

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January 27, 2013 by Elizabeth Metz


Right fielder, 1899-1902. Inducted 1968.

Played the majority of his Hall of Fame career with the Tigers, but got his major league start in Cincinnati before a legal dispute between the National and American leagues sent him to Detroit. A power hitter in the deadball era, he led the league in home runs (with 16!) in 1901 and in triples in 1902. Still holds the MLB records for career triples (309) and for inside-the-park home runs in a season (12 in 1901.)  Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957.

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