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Billy Herman

Billy Herman
Second baseman / Manager
Born: (1909-07-07)July 7, 1909
New Albany, Indiana
Died: October 5, 1992(1992-10-05) (aged 83)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 29, 1931 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
August 1, 1947 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .304
Hits 2,345
Runs batted in 839

As player

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Career highlights and awards
Induction 1975
Election Method Veteran's Committee

William Jennings Bryan "Billy" Herman (July 7, 1909 – September 5, 1992) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball (MLB) during the 1930s and 1940s. He was known for his stellar defense and consistent batting. He still holds many National League (NL) defensive records for second basemen.


Early life

Born in New Albany, Indiana, in 1909, Herman attended New Albany High School.

Baseball career

Herman broke into the majors in

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After a sub-standard offensive year in

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Herman missed the

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Herman then managed in the minor leagues and became a Major League coach with the Dodgers (1952–57) and Braves (now based in Milwaukee) (1958–59)—serving on five National League pennant winners in eight seasons. Then he moved to the American League (AL) as the third-base coach of the Boston Red Sox for five years (1960–64), before managing the Red Sox to lackluster records in

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Herman finished his career with a .304 batting average, 1163 runs scored, 47 home runs, 839 RBI, and 428 strikeouts. He won four NL pennants (in

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Later life

Herman moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 1968. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in

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Herman's granddaughter is Cheri Daniels, wife of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Mackin, Bob, "The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records", Greystone Books, 2004.
  2. ^ Boston Braves Historical Association Newsletter, Vol. 19, No. 3, Autumn 2010
  3. ^ "Billy Herman, 83; Ex-Cub and Dodger Was Hall of Famer". The New York Times. September 7, 1992. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Indiana First Lady bio

External links

Preceded by
Billy Jurges
Boston Red Sox third-base coach
Succeeded by
Billy Gardner
Preceded by
Salty Parker
California Angels third-base coach
Succeeded by
Rocky Bridges