Charles Gehringer Caricature

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Charlie Gehringer Caricature, age 34 when he secured his own American League Most Valuable Player trophy, and a batting crown, in 1937, batting 20 points over Lou Gehrig and edging out Joe DiMaggio.

Gehringer was an American Major League baseball second baseman for the Detroit Tigers, known as “the Mechanical Man” for his grace and effortlessness in fielding. he was also known within baseball as “the Silent Marvel” and “the Silent Knight” because of his reputation of not speaking much.

Gehringer won the 1937 MVP with a career-high .371 batting average and placed 2nd in on-base percentage with another career-high .458. The 1937 season also saw Gehringer collect 209 hits (his 7th 200 hit season) and score 133 runs (one of twelve 100-plus run seasons).

Gehringer (1903-1993) was one of the greatest hitters in the early history of baseball, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1949.

He played 19 seasons for the Detroit Tigers, seeing a .320 batting average and seven seasons with more than 200 hits, more than Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle and rivalled only by Willie Mays.

Gehringer collected 2839 hits for a lifetime batting average of .320. He played in three World Series, and six All-Star Games, including the first game in 1933, when he scored the first run off a 1st inning home run by Babe Ruth.

During the off-season, Gehringer worked as a sales clerk in the downtown Detroit Hudson’s.

In off-season barnstorming tours he had the opportunity to play against Satchel Paige. Gehringer recalled that trying to hit Paige’s fastball and hesitation pitch was “no fun.” Paige said that Gehringer was the best white hitter he ever pitched against.
Charlie also served as manager of the Tigers for a short time in the 1950s.

In 1938 he became a partner in a business, Gehringer and Forsyth, and after World War II returned to it, selling fabrics to auto manufacturers. He became wealthy as the business succeeded. He sold out in 1974, at the age of 71.

Recently, a 1930 Detroit Tigers jersey worn by Charlie Gehringer, a rare one-year style road example – sold for $85,602.00.

Detroit Tiger jersey numbers 2 and 5 were retired for Charlie Gehringer and Hank Greenberg in 1983.

Gehringer died in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, at age 89 in 1993.

 

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All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.

Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.

32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).

Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
Print Size

32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Prints $495, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $175