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Full Name: William Jennings Bryan Herman Primary Position: 2B
Height/Weight: 5' 11"/180 First Game: August 29, 1931
Birthdate: July 7, 1909 Final Game: August 1, 1947
Birthplace: New Albany, Indiana MLB Experience: 15 years
Died: September 5, 1992
Deathplace: West Palm Beach, Florida
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975


Biography

Billy Herman (William Jennings Bryan Herman) was born on July 7, 1909 in New Albany, Indiana. He made his Major League debut on August 29, 1931 for the Chicago Cubs. In 1932, his rookie year, he hit .314 with 1 home run and 51 RBI. Herman played for the Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates over the course of his 15 year career.

Most people believe that Billy Herman's best season was 1935, when he hit for a .341 average and knocked in 83 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1931 CHI N 25 98 14 32 0 16 .327 .405 .398 7 0 13 6 0 4 2 0 0
1932 CHI N 154 656 102 206 1 51 .314 .358 .404 42 7 40 33 5 22 14 0 0
1933 CHI N 153 619 82 173 0 44 .279 .332 .342 35 2 45 34 4 13 5 0 21
1934 CHI N 113 456 79 138 3 42 .303 .355 .395 21 6 34 31 3 8 6 0 8
1935 CHI N 154 666 113 227 7 83 .341 .383 .476 57 6 42 29 3 24 6 0 17
1936 CHI N 153 632 101 211 5 93 .334 .392 .470 57 7 59 30 1 17 5 0 16
1937 CHI N 138 564 106 189 8 65 .335 .396 .479 35 11 56 22 1 11 2 0 7
1938 CHI N 152 624 86 173 1 56 .277 .342 .359 34 7 59 31 2 11 3 0 24
1939 CHI N 156 623 111 191 7 70 .307 .378 .453 34 18 66 31 5 19 9 0 24
1940 CHI N 135 558 77 163 5 57 .292 .347 .376 24 4 47 30 0 11 1 0 16
1941 CHI N 11 36 4 7 0 0 .194 .356 .250 0 1 9 5 0 0 0 0 0
1941 BRO N 133 536 77 156 3 41 .291 .361 .379 30 4 58 38 1 9 1 0 13
1941 TOT N 144 572 81 163 3 41 .285 .361 .371 30 5 67 43 1 9 1 0 13
1942 BRO N 155 571 76 146 2 65 .256 .339 .333 34 2 72 52 0 4 6 0 9
1943 BRO N 153 585 76 193 2 100 .330 .398 .417 41 2 66 26 0 12 4 0 19
1946 BRO N 47 184 24 53 0 28 .288 .376 .375 8 4 26 10 0 1 2 0 6
1946 BOS N 75 252 32 77 3 22 .306 .409 .440 23 1 43 13 1 5 1 0 8
1946 TOT N 122 436 56 130 3 50 .298 .395 .413 31 5 69 23 1 6 3 0 14
1947 PIT N 15 47 3 10 0 6 .213 .245 .298 4 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 3
Total 1922 7707 1163 2345 47 839 .304 .367 .407 486 82 737 428 26 171 67 0 191

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1931 CHI N 2B 25 0 0 76 79 10 17 0 0 0 0 0 .939
1932 CHI N 2B 154 0 0 401 527 38 102 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1933 CHI N 2B 153 0 0 466 512 45 114 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1934 CHI N 2B 111 0 0 278 385 17 64 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1935 CHI N 2B 154 0 0 416 520 35 109 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1936 CHI N 2B 153 0 0 457 492 24 110 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1937 CHI N 2B 137 0 0 384 468 41 97 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1938 CHI N 2B 151 0 0 404 517 18 111 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1939 CHI N 2B 156 0 0 377 485 29 95 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1940 CHI N 2B 135 0 0 366 448 22 94 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1941 CHI N 2B 11 0 0 33 20 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 .898
1941 BRO N 2B 133 0 0 297 354 20 64 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1941 TOT N 2B 144 0 0 330 374 26 69 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1942 BRO N 2B 153 0 0 383 402 22 97 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1942 BRO N 1B 3 0 0 29 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1943 BRO N 3B 37 0 0 54 68 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1943 BRO N 2B 117 0 0 291 322 18 69 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1946 BRO N 3B 29 0 0 31 55 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 .945
1946 BRO N 2B 16 0 0 42 36 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1946 BOS N 2B 44 0 0 95 101 9 22 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1946 BOS N 1B 22 0 0 179 6 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 .995
1946 BOS N 3B 5 0 0 5 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1946 TOT N 2B 60 0 0 137 137 9 27 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1946 TOT N 3B 34 0 0 36 64 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 .943
1947 PIT N 2B 10 0 0 14 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1947 PIT N 1B 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 1813 0 0 4780 5681 354 1177 0 0 0 0 0 .967
Total 3B 71 0 0 90 132 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 .961
Total 1B 27 0 0 214 10 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 .991

Transactions

  • Sold by Louisville (American Association) to Chicago Cubs for $50000 (August 4, 1931).
  • Traded by Chicago Cubs to Brooklyn Dodgers in exchange for Johnny Hudson, Charlie Gilbert and $65000 (May 6, 1941).
  • Traded by Brooklyn Dodgers to Boston Braves in exchange for Stew Hofferth (June 15, 1946).
  • Traded by Boston Braves with Elmer Singleton, Stan Wentzel and Whitey Wietelmann to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Bob Elliott and Hank Camelli (September 30, 1946).
  • Released by Pittsburgh Pirates (September 16, 1947).

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