Ars Longa: Diamond Heads '15: Harry Heilmann, Detroit Tigers, HOF

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Harry Heilmann

Harry Edwin Heilmann (1894-1951) won the AL batting title four times. Had he scratched out a handful of singles in 1921 and '25, he would have been the only player to hit .400 four times. Teammate Ty Cobb considered him second only to Hornsby among right-handers. He was the last right-hander to hit .400 (1923). Harry came out of the PCL to sign with Detroit in 1914 as an outfielder, vying for playing time amongst stalwarts Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford and Bobby Veach. Following a stint in the wartime Navy, Harry returned in 1919 as a first baseman (he would move back to the outfield in 1921) and launched an extraordinary run as one of the most dominant hitters of any era. "Slug" (being slow afoot) was indeed a slugger, but of the line-drive variety, compiling a career average of .342, twelfth best in baseball. Yet, his induction to Cooperstown was delayed until the year after he died based on a bias against 20's hitters who were seen as feasting on the "live-ball." Heilmann's lifelong friend Cobb lied to him on his deathbed that he had made it into the Hall, a fib that became truth the

Arthritis took a toll in his later years. Heilmann was traded to the Reds in 1930 where he still hit .333 that year Elected to Hall of Fame: 1952

This is a card in the Diamond Heads '15 series of Ars Longa Art Cards
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Diamond Heads '15
The Diamond Heads '15 series is inspired by some of the most iconic sets in the hobby, such as the Cracker Jacks, Goudeys and US Caramels. Diamond Heads '15 borrows a bit from each, yet is distinct & unique in its own right Using a variety of bold color gradients as backgrounds for head shots and vintage ballpark scenes for action poses, every card has its own unique background The biographical sketches on the reverse include information up through the 1914 season and are written from a would-be sportswriter's perspective in 1915, albeit with an unavoidable dose of hindsight and historical perspective
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Measurements: 2.375" x 3.125" Thickness: 24 pt
This card is scheduled to be released 3 times in 2016
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