John Puhl

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John Puhl
Third Baseman
Born: (1876-07-10)July 10, 1876
Brooklyn, New York
Died: August 24, 1900(1900-08-24) (aged 24)
Bayonne, New Jersey
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
October 13, 1898, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
May 31, 1899, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .182
Home runs 0
Runs Batted in 1

John G. Puhl (July 10, 1876 – August 24, 1900) was an American professional baseball player from Brooklyn, New York who appeared in three games over two seasons with the New York Giants from 1898 to 1899.[1]

He began his professional baseball career with the New London Whalers of the Connecticut State League in 1898 at the age of 21. He played for the Whalers from May 4 until September 10 then was signed by the New York Giants of the National League.[2] Puhl appeared in two games for the Giants as their third baseman, collecting two hits in nine at bats, scored one run and had one run batted in.[1]

In 1899, Puhl returned to the Connecticut League to play for the Bridgeport Orators, and appeared in 19 games and had a .145 batting average.[2] Later in season, he again signed with the Giants, playing one game at third base, and went hitless in two at bats.[1]

Puhl died at the age of 24 of Pulmonary Tubercular Phthisis in Bayonne, New Jersey, and is interred at Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, New Jersey.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d "John Puhl". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "John Puhl (minors)". Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Too Young To Die". TheDeadBallEra. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 

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