May 12, 1971

Henry Emmett (Heinie) Manush

May 12, 1971
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers Player (1923-1927)
National Baseball Hall of Fame

Henry Emmett “Heinie” Manush

Detroit Tigers Player (1923 - 1927)

Heinie Manush was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama and started his baseball career by playing semi-pro ball in Los Angeles. He progressed to minor league baseball and played well enough to be purchased by the Detroit Tigers in 1923, joining an outfield that included future Hall of Famers Harry Heilmann and Ty Cobb. Manush played five seasons with the Tigers before being traded after the 1927 season. During his Tigers tenure he was among the league leaders in multiple offensive categories including winning the American League batting title in 1926 over Babe Ruth. In all Manush played for six teams during his 17-year MLB career compiling a .330 batting average with 2,524 hits, 110 home runs and 1,183 RBI. Heinie Manush was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1972 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1964. He passed away on May 12, 1971 at 69 years of age.