Charlie Gehringer Stats

Charlie Gehringer was born on Monday, May 11, 1903, in Fowlerville, Michigan. Gehringer was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 22, 1924, with the Detroit Tigers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Charlie Gehringer baseball stats page.

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"He'd (Charlie Gehringer) say hello at the start of Spring Training and goodbye at the end of the season and the rest of the time he let his bat and glove do all the talking for him." - Ty Cobb in Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Simon & Schuster, 04/02/2013, Page 136)

Charlie Gehringer

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Charlie "The Mechanical Man" Gehringer Autograph on a 1983 Donruss (#28)

Birth Name:
Charles Leonard Gehringer
Nickname:
The Mechanical Man
Born On:
05-11-1903  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Fowlerville, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-21-1993 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Cemetery:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Michigan Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Fowlerville High School (Fowlerville, MI)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
09-22-1924 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-27-1942
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Charlie Gehringer Pitching Stats

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Charlie Gehringer Hitting Stats

1924 21 Tigers 5 13 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 2 0 - 0 - .462 .462 .462
1925 22 Tigers 8 18 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 - 0 0 - 0 - .167 .250 .167
1926 23 Tigers 123 459 62 127 19 17 1 0 48 30 - 42 27 - 1 - .277 .322 .399
1927 24 Tigers 133 508 110 161 29 11 4 1 61 52 - 31 9 - 2 - .317 .383 .441
1928 25 Tigers 154 603 108 193 29 16 6 0 74 69 - 22 13 - 6 - .320 .395 .451
1929 26 Tigers 155 634 131 215 45 19 13 0 106 64 - 19 11 - 6 - .339 .405 .532
1930 27 Tigers 154 610 144 201 47 15 16 1 98 69 - 17 13 - 7 - .330 .404 .534
1931 28 Tigers 101 383 67 119 24 5 4 0 53 29 - 15 2 - 0 - .311 .359 .431
1932 29 Tigers 152 618 112 184 44 11 19 0 107 68 - 34 3 - 3 - .298 .370 .497
1933 30 Tigers 155 628 103 204 42 6 12 0 105 68 - 27 6 - 3 - .325 .393 .468
1934 31 Tigers 154 601 134 214 50 7 11 0 127 99 - 25 5 - 3 - .356 .450 .517
1935 32 Tigers 150 610 123 201 32 8 19 0 108 79 - 16 17 - 3 - .330 .409 .502
1936 33 Tigers 154 641 144 227 60 12 15 0 116 83 - 13 3 - 4 - .354 .431 .555
1937 34 Tigers 144 564 133 209 40 1 14 0 96 90 - 25 5 - 1 - .371 .458 .520
1938 35 Tigers 152 568 133 174 32 5 20 0 107 113 - 21 3 - 4 - .306 .425 .486
1939 36 Tigers 118 406 86 132 29 6 16 1 86 68 - 16 11 - 1 7 .325 .423 .544
1940 37 Tigers 139 515 108 161 33 3 10 0 81 101 - 17 10 - 3 9 .313 .428 .447
1941 38 Tigers 127 436 65 96 19 4 3 0 46 95 - 26 3 - 3 11 .220 .363 .303
1942 39 Tigers 45 45 6 12 0 0 1 0 7 7 - 4 0 - 0 0 .267 .365 .333
19 Years 2,323 8,860 1,774 2,839 574 146 184 3 1,427 1,186 - 372 141 - 50 27 .320 .404 .480

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Charlie Gehringer Fielding Stats

1924 Tigers 2B 5 2 51 30 6.0 29 12 17 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .967 15.35
1925 Tigers 2B 6 2 51 28 4.7 28 8 20 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 14.82
1926 Tigers 2B 112 107 2,721 594 5.3 578 255 323 16 56 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.74
1926 Tigers 3B 6 6 135 26 4.3 26 9 17 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.20
1927 Tigers 2B 121 121 3,237 769 6.4 742 304 438 27 84 n/a n/a n/a .965 6.19
1928 Tigers 2B 154 154 462 919 6.0 884 377 507 35 101 n/a n/a n/a .962 51.66
1929 Tigers 2B 154 152 453 928 6.0 905 404 501 23 93 n/a n/a n/a .975 53.94
1930 Tigers 2B 154 154 462 919 6.0 900 399 501 19 97 n/a n/a n/a .979 52.60
1931 Tigers 1B 9 8 180 75 8.3 74 68 6 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 11.10
1931 Tigers 2B 78 77 2,004 470 6.0 460 224 236 10 54 n/a n/a n/a .979 6.20
1932 Tigers 2B 152 152 39 921 6.1 891 396 495 30 110 n/a n/a n/a .967 616.85
1933 Tigers 2B 155 155 462 917 5.9 900 358 542 17 111 n/a n/a n/a .981 52.60
1934 Tigers 2B 154 154 456 888 5.8 871 355 516 17 100 n/a n/a n/a .981 51.57
1935 Tigers 2B 149 148 3,939 851 5.7 838 349 489 13 99 n/a n/a n/a .985 5.74
1936 Tigers 2B 154 154 459 946 6.1 921 397 524 25 116 n/a n/a n/a .974 54.18
1937 Tigers 2B 142 142 123 828 5.8 816 331 485 12 102 n/a n/a n/a .986 179.12
1938 Tigers 2B 152 152 444 869 5.7 848 393 455 21 115 n/a n/a n/a .976 51.57
1939 Tigers 2B 107 106 2,643 570 5.3 557 245 312 13 67 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.69
1940 Tigers 2B 138 138 3,165 669 4.8 650 276 374 19 72 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.55
1941 Tigers 2B 116 115 2,781 614 5.3 603 279 324 11 59 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.85
1942 Tigers 2B 3 1 24 16 5.3 16 7 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
2B Totals 2,206 2,186 23,976 12,746 5.8 12,437 5,369 7,068 309 1,444 n/a n/a n/a .976 14.01
1B Totals 9 8 180 75 8.3 74 68 6 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 11.10
3B Totals 6 6 135 26 4.3 26 9 17 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.20
19 Years 2,221 2,200 24,291 12,847 5.8 12,537 5,446 7,091 310 1,447 n/a n/a n/a .976 13.94

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Charlie Gehringer Miscellaneous Stats

1924 Tigers 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.5 13.0 - - -
1925 Tigers 0 1 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1926 Tigers 9 7 .563 6 0 n/a 459.0 10.9 9.6 - - -
1927 Tigers 17 8 .680 11 1 n/a 127.0 16.4 8.3 - - -
1928 Tigers 15 9 .625 0 0 n/a 100.5 27.4 8.1 - - -
1929 Tigers 27 9 .750 1 0 n/a 48.8 33.4 6.0 - - -
1930 Tigers 19 15 .559 0 0 n/a 38.1 35.9 6.2 - - -
1931 Tigers 13 4 .765 16 0 n/a 95.8 25.5 7.2 - - -
1932 Tigers 9 8 .529 0 0 n/a 32.5 18.2 5.8 - - -
1933 Tigers 5 4 .556 0 0 n/a 52.3 23.3 6.0 - - -
1934 Tigers 11 8 .579 0 0 n/a 54.6 24.0 4.7 - - -
1935 Tigers 11 4 .733 2 0 n/a 32.1 38.1 5.6 - - -
1936 Tigers 4 1 .800 0 0 n/a 42.7 49.3 5.5 - - -
1937 Tigers 11 4 .733 2 0 n/a 40.3 22.6 5.9 - - -
1938 Tigers 14 1 .933 0 0 n/a 28.4 27.0 5.3 - - -
1939 Tigers 4 3 .571 12 0 n/a 25.4 25.4 4.7 - - -
1940 Tigers 10 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 51.5 30.3 6.4 - - -
1941 Tigers 1 2 .333 12 0 n/a 145.3 16.8 9.5 - - -
1942 Tigers 0 0 .000 43 0 n/a 45.0 11.3 6.4 - - -
19 Years 181 89 .670 108 1 n/a 48.2 23.8 6.2 - - -

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Charlie Gehringer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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baseball almanac fast facts

Charlie Gehringer finished his career with seven 200-hit seasons ( 1929 , 1930 , 1933 , 1934 , 1935 , 1936 , 1937 ) second most in Detroit Tigers history, behind only Ty Cobb (9x)!

Did you know that Charlie Gehringer had less than twenty-strikeouts in four ( 1929 , 1930 , 1935 , 1936 ) of his seven two-hundred seasons, the most instances in American League history, tied with Nap Lajoie and Sam Rice ? The Mechanical Man is the only Tiger with more than one such season, well ahead of Ty Cobb (1924), Harry Heilmann (1927), George Kell (1950) and Harvey Kuenn (1927), who each did it one time in Detroit .

Charlie Gehringer Hall of Fame Plaque
Charlie Gehringer | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1949 ( HOF )
The Baseball Writers Association of America (85% of them) finally selected Charlie Gehringer for induction into the Hall of Fame in 1949. His plaque (seen above), includes the following, "HAD a .500 AVERAGE FOR SIX ALL-STAR GAMES" but, it doesn't mention that he started and played every single inning of the first six Midsummer Classics in a row !

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