He finished his career with a .309 average, which was a model of the consistency he had during his time. Though he hit .378 in 1911, most of his seasons were between .300-.325. He finished off with 2961 hits and 458 2Bs, 1391 runs scored and 367 SB.
My issue with MLB is why did it take so long for Crawford to be put in Baseball's Hall of Fame? The Veterans Committee finally inducted him in 1957, when he was eligible the first year the Hall was open. He received 0.4% of the vote in 1936, 2.5% in 1937, 4.2% in 1938, 2.2% in 1939, 0.9% in 1942 and 1.6% in 1945. He also received 4.5% in a nominating vote held in 1946. I don't get how it took until 1957 for the guy to get into the HOF. 21 years after the Hall opened? I understand how he could have been left out the first five or so years due to the Hall just opening up and all the greats who stood out a little more. 21 years was too long. He was 77 when he was enshrined; at least he was alive to enjoy the honor.
Baseball reference has Crawford ranked 54th all time among batters to ever play this game. Most played after he retired in 1917; to me that adds another reason he should have made the hall sooner. His relationship with Cobb had nothing to do with it, as few players- teammates or opponents- got along with Ty. Perhaps it was an oversight, but great to see him finally get in, in 1957.