Norman Dalton Cash (1934-1986) had one of the most extraordinary seasons in MLB history batting .361, with 119 runs, 193 hits, 41 home runs, 132 RBI, 11 stolen bases and a .488 on-base percentage, yet finishing fourth in American League MVP voting behind Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and Jim Gentile in 1961. Though Cash displayed power throughout his career, he never quite reached the numbers he posted in 1961 and it was the only year he batted over the .300-mark. Norm played first base for 17 years with the Chicago White Sox (1958-1959) and the Detroit Tigers (1960-1974). Norm Cash was an excellent fielder, posting a career .992 fielding percentage and he earned five trips to the MLB All-Star Game. He appeared in three World Series and was a member of the 1968 World Champions Detroit Tigers team as he hit .385 with one home run and five RBI against the St. Louis Cardinals. Norm was twice named the American League Comeback Player of the Year in 1965 and 1971. Norm Cash finished his 17-year career with 1,820 hits including 241 doubles and 377 home runs, scored 1,046 runs, drove in 1,103 RBI while batting a career .271 over 17 seasons. Cash’s 377 home run total by a left-hander was fourth only to Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig at the time of his retirement. Norm drowned at the age of 51 on a tragic boating accident in 1986.