June 11, 1896|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died: August 14, 1940
|April 16, 1918 for the Chicago Cubs|
Last MLB appearance
|August 20, 1924 for the Chicago Cubs|
Charlie Hollocher (June 11, 1896 – August 14, 1940), also spelled "Charley" and nicknamed "Holly", was born Charles Jacob Hollocher in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a shortstop for the Chicago Cubs from 1918 to 1924.
He helped the Cubs win the National League pennant in 1918. (In that year the professional baseball season was prematurely curtailed due to World War I.) That season he led the National League in games (131), at bats (509), hits (161), total bases (202), singles (130) and runs created (76, although this statistic was a retroactive metric).
In 1922 he led the National League in at bats per strikeout (118.4), which to this day remains the Cubs' single season record. His five strikeouts for the entire season remains the National League record by a player with a minimum of 150 games.
Hollocher left the Cubs in August 1923 due to depression, apparently linked to an undiagnosed intestinal disorder. He tried a comeback in 1924, but was unable to complete the season.
- "Strikeout Records: Single Season Records (150 Games Played Minimum)". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- Deveney, Sean. The Original Curse, McGraw-Hill, 2010, pp. 144–145
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball library entry
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