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A short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: Elmer burns brightly for the Naps. Fleet-footed, and sharp-eyed, he often lathes his own bats as he led the American League in hitting in 1905, posting a mark of .308. In 1906, he ranked fourth while hitting .311. In the spring of 1907, Detroit field general Hughie Jennings offered to trade talented and irascible “Ty” Cobb to Cleveland in return for upstanding Elmer. Cleveland president Charles Somers refused the offer. Elmer has three times led the league in triples, twice in stolen bases, and once in runs scored. Elmer is 5’9” and 166 pounds. He bats left and throws right. Stomach ailments have limited Elmer’s playing time recently.


Birth Date: January 11, 1876
Birth Location: Bedford, OH
Death Date: January 9, 1971
Death Location: Bedford OH, USA
Weight: 168 lb
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 26, 1898
Final Game Date: July 4, 1910
Years Played: 14
Games Played: 1,483
At Bats: 5,597
Runs: 950
Hits: 1,752
Doubles: 268
Triples: 164
Home Runs: 48
RBIs: 756
Stolen Bases: 330
Base on Balls: 597
Batting Average: 0.313
Position: Right Fielder

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