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Question 24 - Who Was I?

I was the greatest baseball player of all-time (at least I'd tell you so, and who cares what anyone else thinks), and have the highest lifetime batting average in baseball history .367.  I still hold the record for the most years leading the league in both batting avg and hits. I started playing for the Detroit Tigers in 1905 and played there until 1925. My nickname was the "Georgia Peach". Forget about this modern style of baseball with its' high-tech ball that flies out of the ballparks - I played during the dead ball era. Our game was rough and tough - no holds bared.  Players pushed, spiked, hand-checked and tagged hard - like your modern game of basketball.  I still rank among the top five players of all-time in games, hits, doubles, triples, stolen bases, runs, RBI's, and total bases. When I retired in 1928, I was the leader in 90 batting categories.  In 1936, I was the first player elected to the Hall of Fame.

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