Lu Blue

Blue broke in with the Tigers in 1921, hitting .308. Although he and manager Ty Cobb were less than friendly, he held the Detroit first base job for seven years. Small for a first baseman at 5’10”, Blue fielded his position well. He was a switch-hitter, adept at drawing bases on balls. He finished second in the AL in drawing walks four times, and ended with a career on-base percentage near .400. His career totals included 1092 walks, 1151 runs scored, 109 triples, and 150 stolen bases. In six of his twelve years as a regular, he scored at least 100 runs. A veteran of World War I, the Washington, D.C. native is probably the best-known former major leaguer to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.