Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Heinie Was So Fine-ee 9/15/15

Hey baseball fans!

There are some baseball players who have odd names, but one of the oddest names I've ever seen is Heinie Manush. Yes, his name might scare you, but he was actually quite a good ballplayer and is even in the Hall of Fame.

Manush played 17 seasons in the MLB from 1923-1939 with the Senators (present-day Twins), Tigers, Browns (present-day Orioles), Pirates, Dodgers, and Red Sox. He didn't always play for the best teams, but his individual stats made him a superstar. He led the league in hits twice and collected 200+ base hits in four seasons. His 2,524 career base hits ranks 94th on the all-time list. He batted over .300 in eleven seasons and batted .330 lifetime, which ranks 31st on the all-time list. A participant in the second ever MLB All Star Game, Manush finished in the top 25 for MVP voting on five occasions but never won one. Nonetheless, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1964.

By the way, the correct pronunciation for his last name is "ma-NOOSH." Anyway, thanks for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it. Check back soon for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

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