Sam Bohne

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Sam Bohne
Second baseman
Born: (1896-10-22)October 22, 1896
San Francisco, California
Died: May 23, 1977(1977-05-23) (aged 80)
Palo Alto, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 1916, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1926, for the Brooklyn Robins
MLB statistics
Batting average .261
Home runs 16
Runs batted in 228

Samuel Arthur "Sam" Bohne (born Samuel Arthur Cohen; October 22, 1896, in San Francisco, California – May 23, 1977 in Palo Alto, California), is a former professional baseball player who played second base from 1916 to 1926.[1]

Bohne was Jewish, but according to author John Rosengren, the Cincinnati Reds persuaded him to change his name to Bohne because its front office ' "brain trust" didn't believe the city's largely German population would welcome a player named Cohen.[2] [3][4]


  1. ^ Jews and Baseball: Entering the American mainstream, 1871-1948. McFarland. 2006. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Rosengren, John (2013). Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes. New York: New American Library. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-451-23576-3. 
  3. ^ The Big Book of Jewish Baseball: An Illustrated Encyclopedia & Anecdotal History. SP Books. 2001. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and The 150 Greatest JEwish Sports Stars. SP Books. 2007. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 

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