Sam Mertes

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Sam Mertes
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Outfielder
Born: (1872-08-06)August 6, 1872
San Francisco, California
Died: March 12, 1945(1945-03-12) (aged 72)
Villa Grande, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 30, 1896 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 15, 1906 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average .279
Home runs 40
Runs batted in 721
Stolen bases 396
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • World Series champion (1905)
  • American League pennant: 1901
  • National League RBI champion: 1903
  • 2 seasons with 100+ RBI
  • 6 seasons with 40+ stolen bases

Samuel Blair Mertes (August 6, 1872 – March 12, 1945) was a professional baseball player. He was an outfielder over parts of 10 seasons (1896–1906) with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Orphans, Chicago White Sox, New York Giants, and St. Louis Cardinals. He led the National League in RBIs in 1903 while playing for New York. He was born in San Francisco, California, and died in Villa Grande, California, at the age of 72.

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