Steve Hertz (third baseman)

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Steve Hertz
Third baseman
Born: (1945-02-26) February 26, 1945 (age 76)
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1964, for the Houston Colt .45s
Last MLB appearance
June 7, 1964, for the Houston Colt .45s
MLB statistics
Batting average.000
Games played5
At bats4

Stephen Allan Hertz (born February 26, 1945) is a former Major League Baseball player. He was also manager of the Tel Aviv Lightning in the Israel Baseball League.[1] He attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and is Jewish.[2][3]

Major League Baseball[edit]

Hertz made his major league debut in 1964 with the Houston Colt .45s and played in five games.

Israel Baseball League[edit]

In 2007, Hertz was manager of the Tel Aviv Lightning in the lone season of the Israel Baseball League.[4] The Lightning finished the regular season in second place with a 26-14 (.650) record, and lost to the Modi'in Miracle in the playoff semifinals.

High school and college coach[edit]

Hertz coached baseball teams at Coral Park High School, South Ridge High School, and Miami Dade-Wolfson Community College.[5]

Halls of fame[edit]

In 1985, Hertz was inducted into the Miami High School Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was inducted into the Florida Community College Activities Association Hall of Fame.[6]


  1. ^ "Holtzman, Blomberg, Shamsky set to manage in Israel Baseball League". Associated Press. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  2. ^ "Steve Hertz Stats". Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  3. ^ "Big League Jews". Jewish Sports Review. 12 (137): 19. January–February 2020.
  4. ^ [1][dead link][dead link]
  5. ^ Peter S. Horvitz, Joachim Horvitz (2001). The Big Book of Jewish Baseball. ISBN 9781561719730. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-03-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Further reading[edit]

Ruttman, Larry (2013). "Steve Hertz: Major League Infielder, Legendary College Coach". American Jews and America's Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball. Lincoln, Nebraska and London, England: University of Nebraska Press. pp. 305–312. ISBN 978-0-8032-6475-5. This chapter in Ruttman's history, based on a June 24, 2007 interview with Hertz conducted for the book, discusses Hertz's American, Jewish, baseball, and life experiences from youth to the present.

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