Heilmann, Harry (Edwin)(1894–1951) baseball player; born in San Francisco. During his 17-year career as an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds (1914–32), he posted a lifetime batting average of .342. One of the first players to become a broadcaster after retiring from the game, he was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1952.
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