Ernie Gust

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Ernie Gust
First baseman
Born: (1888-01-24)January 24, 1888
Bay City, Michigan
Died: October 26, 1945(1945-10-26) (aged 57)
Maupin, Oregon
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 17, 1911 for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
August 19, 1911 for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
Games played 3
At bats 12
Hits 0
Teams

Ernest Herman Frank Gust (January 24, 1888 to October 26, 1945), nicknamed "Red", was a Major League Baseball player. Gust played for the St. Louis Browns in the 1911 season. In three career games (August 17–19, 1911), each against the Washington Senators Gust had no hits in 12 at-bats, playing First Base. He batted and threw right-handed.

Gust received his opportunity to play for St Louis after batting .354 with 17 triples and a Slugging Average of .498 for the Harrisburg/Jackson Merchants in the Class D Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League. Gust led the league in each of these categories among eligible batters. From 1913-1915 Gust played for Savannah in the Class C South Atlantic League, batting .302 in 1914.

In his first game for St. Louis, the Browns lost as Walter Johnson pitched a 5-0 shutout for Washington.

His second game was much closer, but the Browns lost again 3-2. His final game was an 8-7 loss.

After his brief stint with St. Louis in 1911, Gust never played Major League Baseball again.

The Browns finished the 1911 season with the worst record in the American League (45-107), only 1/2 a game better than the Boston Rustlers of the National League (44-107).

Gust was born in Bay City, Michigan, and died in Maupin, Oregon.

He is buried in Elm Lawn Park Cemetery, Bay City, Michigan.

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