Thank you all that helped be #26 in the latest ranking!
Only two players have worn #26 in Dodger history. One of them is Hall of Famer Henry Heinie Manush!
Heinie Manush was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama . He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1964 by the Veteran’s committee. He passed away in May of 1971 at the age of 69 .
Mr Heinie Manush played for
Detroit Tigers (1923-1927)
St. Louis Browns (1928-1930)
Washington Senators (1930-1935)
Boston Red Sox (1936),
Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1938), YEAH!
Pittsburgh Pirates (1938-1939)
Heinie Manush ended his 17-year career with a .330 batting average!
He hit .378 to win the 1926 American League batting title, edging out Babe Ruth on the final day of the season by going 6-for-9 in a double-header.
In 1928, Manush hit .378 again, but lost the batting crown to Goose Goslin’s .379 mark. After their battle for the 1982 batting crown, Manush and Goslin playfully made an annual bet on who would record the higher batting average. The loser would have to pay the winner $50 and buy him a new suit. Manush collected on the bet 5 times while Goslin collected 3 times.
He finished second to Jimmie Foxx in 1933’s race for the batting title, but his league-leading 221 hits and 17 triples paced the Senators to a pennant.race.