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Fred Merkle


Ty Cobb says: “For a long time Fred Merkle of the Giants was a voracious reader, and in the winters he used to sit up until late in the night studying the fine print of the law books. This was his hobby. I have heard McGraw make the statement that by using his eyes so constantly Merkle had hurt his hitting.”


Birth Date: December 20, 1888
Birth Location: Watertown, WI
Death Date: March 2, 1956
Death Location: Daytona Beach FL, USA
Weight: 190 lb
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 21, 1907
Final Game Date: September 26, 1926
Years Played: 18
Games Played: 1,638
At Bats: 5,782
Runs: 720
Hits: 1,580
Doubles: 290
Triples: 82
Home Runs: 61
RBIs: 733
Stolen Bases: 272
Base on Balls: 454
Batting Average: 0.273
Position: First Baseman

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