January 24, 1888|
Bay City, Michigan
|Died: October 26, 1945
|August 17, 1911, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 19, 1911, for the St. Louis Browns|
Ernest Herman Frank Gust (January 24, 1888 – 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.
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.
He is buried in Elm Lawn Park Cemetery, Bay City, Michigan.
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