February 14, 1855|
|Died: March 11, 1922
Middletown, Orange County, New York
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 1, 1873 for the Washington Nationals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 29, 1891 for the Louisville Colonels|
|Runs batted in||382|
|Career highlights and awards|
John Joseph "Joe" Gerhardt (February 14, 1855 – March 11, 1922), also known as "Move Up Joe", was an American Major League Baseball player from Washington, D.C. who played mainly as a second baseman over a 15 season career that spanned from 1873 to 1891. He played in 1078 games in a well-travelled baseball career that saw him play for 11 different teams.
Gerhardt was a below-average hitter, compiling a career batting average of .227, but he was a good fielder. He led his league in second basemen assists twice and range factor three times.
He became a player-manager on two different occasions; one in 1883 for the Louisville Colonels, and the other in 1890 for the St. Louis Browns. His managerial record totaled 72 wins against 61 losses.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Orange County Times Press – August 22, 1919
- Joe Gerhardt at Find a Grave