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William Jennings Bryan Herman (July 7, 1909 - September 5, 1992) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1930s and 1940s. A second baseman, he was known for his stellar defense and consistent batting. He still holds many National League defensive records for second basemen. July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ...


Herman broke into the Majors in 1931 with the Chicago Cubs and asserted himself as a star the following season, 1932 by having 206 hits, 102 runs and a .314 batting average. A fixture in the Chicago lineup over the next decade, Herman was a consistent hitter and solid producer. He regular hit .300 or higher (and as high as .341 in 1935) and drove in a high of 93 runs in 1936. See also: 1930 in sports, 1932 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing 24 hours of Le Mans: Earl Howe and Tim Birkin, driving an Alfa Romeo 8C. Louis Schneider wins the Indy 500. ... The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... See also: 1931 in sports, 1933 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball Brooklyns major league baseball team, known informally until now as the Superbas, the Robins, or the Trolley Dodgers, officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... See also: 1934 in sports, 1936 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball On May 25, Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... See also: 1935 in sports, 1937 in sports and the list of years in sports. Events May 12: Jockey Ralph Neves was involved in a racing accident at Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo, California and mistakenly pronounced dead. ...


After a sub-standard offensive year in 1940, Herman was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1941. He had one of his finest offensive season in 1943, when he batted .330 with a .398 on base percentage and 100 runs driven in. See also: 1939 in sports, other events of 1940, 1941 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Baseball The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, 4 games to 3. ... For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). ... See also: 1940 in sports, 1942 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball The New York Yankees won the World Series, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers by 4 games to 1. ... See also: 1942 in sports, 1944 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball World Series: New York Yankees defeats St. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ...


Herman missed the 1944 and 1945 seasons to serve in World War II, but returned to play in 1946 with the Dodgers and Boston Braves (after being traded mid-season). He was traded again prior to the 1947 season to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he assumed managerial duties, but only played 15 games. He managed in the minor leagues, then became a major league coach with the Dodgers (1952-57), Braves (now in Milwaukee) (1958-59) and Boston Red Sox (1960-64), before managing the Red Sox to lacklustre records in 1965 and 1966. He coached for the California Angels (1967) and served in player development roles with the Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres. See also: 1943 in sports, other events of 1944, 1945 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball May 7 - Chucho Ramos made his major league debut as first baseman and outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds. ... See also: 1944 in sports, 1946 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball January 28: Hall of Fame election: Baseball writers fail to elect a new inductee. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... See also: 1945 in sports, other events of 1946, 1947 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball January 23: Hall of Fame election: The writers vote again fails to select an inductee, despite a newly revamped voting process. ... Two major American professional sports teams have existed under the name Boston Braves, both of which still exist today but are no longer located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... -1... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ... The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... See also: 1964 in sports, 1966 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Clark USAC Racing - Mario Andretti Formula One Champion - Jimmy Clark of Great Britain 24 hours of Le... See also: 1965 in sports, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Australia 24 hours of Le... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. ...


Herman finished his career with a .304 batting average, 1163 runs, 47 home runs, 839 RBI and a minuscule 428 strikeouts. He won four National League pennants (in 1932, 1935, 1938 and 1941) but no World Series championships and was 189-274 as a manager. For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... See also: 1931 in sports, 1933 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball Brooklyns major league baseball team, known informally until now as the Superbas, the Robins, or the Trolley Dodgers, officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers. ... See also: 1934 in sports, 1936 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball On May 25, Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... See also: 1937 in sports, 1939 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball World Series: New York Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4-0. ... See also: 1940 in sports, 1942 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball The New York Yankees won the World Series, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers by 4 games to 1. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ...


Herman holds the National League records for most putouts in a season by a second baseman and led the league in putouts seven times. He also shares the major league record for most hits on opening day, with five, set April 14, 1936. April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... See also: 1935 in sports, 1937 in sports and the list of years in sports. Events May 12: Jockey Ralph Neves was involved in a racing accident at Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo, California and mistakenly pronounced dead. ...


Herman was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See also: 1974 in sports, 1976 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Benny Parsons won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Austria 24 hours of...


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Billy Herman | BaseballLibrary.com (1162 words)
Herman was the finest National League second baseman of the 1930s and early 1940s.
Herman adds another three hits and Augie Galan has three hits, including two triples.
Herman, the premier 2B in the league, is hitting just.194, but will replace the journeyman Pete Coscarart.
Billy Herman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (436 words)
Herman broke into the majors in 1931 with the Chicago Cubs and asserted himself as a star the following season, 1932 by having 206 hits, 102 runs and a.314 batting average.
Herman missed the 1944 and 1945 seasons to serve in World War II, but returned to play in 1946 with the Dodgers and Boston Braves (after being traded mid-season).
Herman holds the National League records for most putouts in a season by a second baseman and led the league in putouts seven times.
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