Gus Alberts

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Gus Alberts
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Third Baseman/Shortstop
Born: September 1860
Reading, Pennsylvania
Died: May 7, 1912(1912-05-07) (aged 51)
Idaho Springs, Colorado
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1884, for the Pittsburg Alleghenys
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1891, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
At bats 426
RBI 50
Home Runs 1
Batting average .197

August Peterson Alberts (September 1860 – May 7, 1912) was an American infielder in Major League Baseball from 1884 to 1891. He played for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1884), Cleveland Blues (1888), and the Milwaukee Brewers (1891) of the American Association and very briefly for the Washington Nationals of the Union Association (1884). Alberts threw and batted right-handed. He was 5'6.5" and 180 lbs.[1]

In 120 games he batted .197 (84-for-426) and scored 62 runs. An average third baseman and shortstop for the times, he had a fielding percentage of .867. Of the 120 appearances, 102 of those games were with the Cleveland Blues in 1888. With them, he had a .206 batting average and 26 stolen bases.

Alberts was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He died suddenly at the age of 52 near the Brunswick Flats area in Idaho Springs, Colorado. He had resided in Alice, Idaho, when he suddenly became ill with pneumonia and was taken to Idaho Springs to recuperate. Alberts ventured onto the streets just an hour before dying and was ordered to return inside by a physician. The former baseball player worked in the mines known as the Chesapeake group which were located between Alice and St. Mary. He was employed by the Clara Exploration and Development Company. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.[2]


  • The Idaho Springs Siftings-News, Idaho Springs, Colorado, Saturday, May 11, 1912
  • The 1996 MacMillan Baseball Encyclopedia Digital Edition

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