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Lu Blue

Lu Blue In the 1920s under manager Ty Cobb, the Detroit Tigers had one of the best hitting teams in baseball history. Blue was the first baseman for much of that decade, adept at getting on base via a hit or a walk. Blue had 820 walks in the 1920s as a matter of fact, a figure surpassed only by Babe Ruth. Most Runs Scored, 1920-1929 Babe Ruth ... 1,365 Rogers Hornsby ... 1,195 Sam Rice ... 1,001 Frankie Frisch ... 992 Harry Heilmann ... 962 Lu Blue ... 896 George Sisler ... 894 Charlie Jamieson ... 868 Tris Speaker ... 830 Ty Cobb ... 830 Three Tigers are on that list, as Detroit was a run-scoring machine in that era. Unfortunately for Blue and the Tigers, Detroit's pitching staffs were pretty bad in the 1920s, which is one of the reasons Cobb's "Ty-gers" never won a pennant.