Robert Leigh Higginson is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Detroit Tigers. He has a career batting average of .272. He attended Frankford High School and Temple University.
Higginson was drafted by the Tigers in the 12th round of the 1992 MLB Draft draft. His rookie year was 1995 when he played 130 games for the Tigers. Higginson batted .320 in 1996 and .300 in 2000, scored over 100 runs in 2000 and drove in over 100 runs in 1997 and 2000. In 2000, he became one of nineteen players in baseball history to hit .300, score over 100 runs, hit 30 home runs, hit 44 doubles, drive in over 100 RBI and steal 15 bases in one year. His career high of 30 home-runs came also in 2000. At his best, he was considered one of the better-fielding outfielders in baseball. He twice led the Majors in outfield assists, and also led all American League left fielders in putouts in 2000 and 2001, although he never won a Gold Glove for his fielding. He never was named to an All-Star team.
On June 30 and July 1, 1997, Higginson tied a major league record by hitting four home runs in four consecutive at bats -- three on the first day, and then another in the first inning of the second day.