Earl Hersh

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Earl Hersh
Left fielder
Born: (1932-05-21)May 21, 1932
Ebbvale, Maryland
Died: March 18, 2013(2013-03-18) (aged 80)
Hanover, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 4, 1956, for the Milwaukee Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1956, for the Milwaukee Braves
MLB statistics
At bats 13
Home runs 0
Batting average .231

Earl Walter Hersh (June 21, 1932 – March 18, 2013) was an American former professional baseball player. He played seven games in Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Braves during the 1956 season. He was originally signed by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent prior to the 1953 season. He also played in the Puerto Rico Baseball League.[1]

In 1958, he won the American Association RBI title while playing for the Wichita Braves.[2] On May 28, 1959 he was traded to the Detroit Tigers as part of a four player deal, but was returned to the Braves system when another player involved in the trade refused to report to his new team.[3]

He was born in Ebbvale, Maryland.


  1. ^ Cook, Bob (1957), "What the Five had in Common", Baseball Digest, 16 (4): 19 
  2. ^ Gordon, Dick (1959), "The Hottest Guy in Cold Storage", Baseball Digest, 18 (1): 34 
  3. ^ "Earl Hersh Transactions". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 

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