Sam Mertes

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Sam Mertes
Sam Mertes 1903-04.jpeg
Outfielder
Born: (1872-08-06)August 6, 1872
San Francisco, California
Died: March 12, 1945(1945-03-12) (aged 72)
Villa Grande, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 30, 1896, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 15, 1906, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average.279
Home runs40
Runs batted in721
Stolen bases396
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Samuel Blair Mertes (August 6, 1872 – March 12, 1945) was a professional baseball player. He was an outfielder over parts of 10 seasons (1896–1906) with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Orphans, Chicago White Sox, New York Giants, and St. Louis Cardinals. Mertes led the National League in RBIs in 1903 while playing for New York. He was born in San Francisco, California, and died in Villa Grande, California, at the age of 72.

In 10 seasons, Mertes batted .279 (1227-4405) with 40 home runs and 721 RBI. He stole 396 bases in his career. Mertes' on-base percentage was .346 and his slugging percentage was .398. He had 100+ RBI seasons in 1903 and 1905.

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External links[edit]

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
  • Rice, Stephen V. "Sam Mertes". SABR. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  • Sam Mertes at Find a Grave Edit this at Wikidata
Achievements
Preceded by
Duff Cooley
Hitting for the cycle
October 4, 1904
Succeeded by
Johnny Bates