Baseball 99: Charlie Gehringer

Sportswriters teed off on Charlie Gehringer when he did not come to own his Hall of Fame ceremony in June of 1949. It's funny if you think about it. Gehringer had long been celebrated by those same sportswriters, and everyone else, as the man of few words, Baseball's silent hero. They called him "The Mechanical Man." They loved Gehringer for his refusal to celebrate himself.

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