Buck Herzog

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Buck Herzog
1911 Buck Herzog.jpeg
Infielder / Manager
Born: (1885-07-09)July 9, 1885
Baltimore, Maryland
Died: September 4, 1953(1953-09-04) (aged 68)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1908, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 9, 1920, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average.259
Home runs20
Runs batted in449
Stolen bases320
Games Managed472
Win–loss record191–270
Winning %.414
Teams
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards
  • National League pennant (1911, 1912, 1913, 1917)

Charles Lincoln "Buck" Herzog (July 9, 1885 – September 4, 1953) was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball who played for four National League clubs between 1908 and 1920. He played for the New York Giants, the Boston Braves, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Chicago Cubs.

In 1912 Herzog set a World Series record, since tied and broken by a number of players, of 12 hits in one Series.

In 1916 he set an unusual record that still stands, by playing 98 home games in one season. He achieved this by playing for the Reds (50 games at home, 29 road) then the Giants (48 and 29).[1]

In 1,493 games played, Herzog batted .259 (1370-5284) with 705 runs scored, 20 home runs and 449 RBI in 13 seasons.

He was a lifelong resident of Maryland: he was born and died in Baltimore, but spent a considerable amount of his retirement years in Ridgely. He died at age 68 in Baltimore.

Recently his carriage house was saved from demolition and moved to the center of Ridgely.

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  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • "BUCK HERZOG DIES; Fiery Third Baseman Under McGraw Set a World Series Record of 12 HIts in 1912". The New York Times. September 6, 1953. Archived from the original on April 19, 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008.