Bill Terry

Bill Terry

Bill Terry, National League MVP in 1930, was described by The Sporting News as the “leading batter in the National League.” Fred Lieb, in choosing the greatest first baseman from 1926 to 1950, declared it a tie. “Lou [Gehrig] had a clear edge in every batting statistic except lifetime average, where Memphis Bill edged him, .341 to .340. But Bill Terry was the greatest fielding first baseman I ever saw.”

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