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Sam Crawford
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Baseball Player
    (April 18, 1880-June 15, 1968)
    Born in Wahoo, Nebraska
    Outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds (1899-1902) and Detroit Tigers (1903-17)
    .309 career batting average
    2,961 hits
    1,525 RBIs
    Head coach of the University of Southern California baseball team (1924-29)
    Umpire for the Pacific Coast League (1935-38)
    Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee (1957)
    He dropped out of school in the fifth grade.
    He signed with both the Reds and Tigers, producing a legal battle that ended with the Tigers getting his contract but paying the Reds $3,000 in compensation.
    He resented Ty Cobb replacing him as the Tigers' #1 star.
    He was left handed.
    He was the first player to be home run champ in both the NL (1901) and AL (1908).
    Nearly a century after he left Major League Baseball, he still holds the career record for most triples (309).
    Baseball magazine wrote, 'If we were looking for a model for a statue of a slugger, we would chose Sam Crawford.' (1916)
    He was one of the more colorful interviewees in 'The Glory of Their Times,' interspersing memories of Honus Wagner with quotes from Santayana.

Credit: C. Fishel

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