Monday, April 9, 2012

Second Basemen, A to Z: Billy Herman

Player: Billy Herman
Born: 7/7/1909 in New Albany, Indiana
Died: 9/5/1992 in West Palm Beach, Florida
Major League Career: 1931-47
Games Played at Second Base: 1,813
Most Games Played For: Chicago Cubs

Photo via Baseball in Wartime

Billy Herman made the All-Star Game 10 times. He still holds the National League record for putouts by a second baseman in a season: 466 in 1933. He was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1975.


For last year's A-Z Challenge, I featured players of the Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns organization, my favorite baseball team. I managed to cover every position on the field except for one: second baseman. As such, I decided to devote this year's challenge entirely to the second base position, honoring the individuals who earned their keep playing one of the game's most demanding defensive positions.

Head on over to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge to find others joining the adventure.

Be sure to visit my new friends:

Scattergun Scribblings
Jaycee DeLorenzo's Blog


  1. Nice tribute and I like the it yours? I bet you probably have tons of autographs. If not, the Orioles/Browns should give you one or a Jersey because you're one of very few places on the web that can get me to read about Baseball, lol. While baseball doesn't sit among my favorite sports, I enjoyed reading the post and learning about Billy Herman :)


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  2. Ah, so Billy puts out a lot, eh?

    1. So, you're one of those... Sadly, nothing about such proclivities on the Wikipedia page. ;)

  3. He made an impact on you and others, to be chosen for the Hall of Fame.