Heinie Jantzen

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Heinie Jantzen
Born: (1890-04-09)April 9, 1890
Died: April 1, 1948(1948-04-01) (aged 57)
Hines, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 29, 1912, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 13, 1912, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average .185
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 8

Walter Charles "Heinie" Jantzen (April 9, 1890 – April 1, 1948) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who was born in Chicago and died at age 57 in Hines, Illinois. Jantzen played one season in the major leagues, playing 31 games for the St. Louis Browns (all in right field) between June 29 and September 13, 1912. Jantzen had a career batting average of .185 with 22 hits, 10 runs, 1 home run, and 1 RBI. In his 31 games in right field, he was never charged with an error and finished his career with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

"Heinie" was a popular nickname for German baseball players in the early part of the 20th century. Jantzen was one of 22 major league Heinies in the first half of the century.

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