Sam Crawford

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Sam Crawford, OF


Career: 1899-1917, Reds, Tigers
Fun fact: Most inside-the-park HRs (51)

If the triple is baseball's most exciting play, perhaps no player was ever as exciting as Wahoo Sam, who holds the MLB record for three-bag hits with 309. He starred on the Tigers team that won three straight pennants from 1907-09 only to lose the World Series each time.

When the AL and NL were rivals for players, he signed with both the Reds and Tigers. A judge put him with Detroit and compensated the Reds.

Previous rank: 118