From BR Bullpen
Herbert Spencer Ellison
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
- School University of Arkansas
- Debut September 18, 1916
- Final Game September 23, 1920
- Born November 15, 1896 in Rutland, AR USA
- Died August 11, 1955 in San Francisco, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Babe Ellison (often called "Bert Ellison") played both infield and outfield in his five seasons with the Detroit Tigers, appearing more at first base than at other positions. He broke in during the 1916 season as one of the youngest players in the American League. Ellison spent most of 1918 in the U.S. Army.
While he was not a success at the major league level, when he was traded away to the San Francisco Seals, he became a big star in the Pacific Coast League, playing for years and also managing the team from mid-1923 to mid-1926. Ellison later managed the Dallas Steers for part of 1928. In 2006 he was elected to the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.
Later in life he worked in customs in San Francisco, CA.
An error is noted. Ellison is shown as opening day manager at both San Francisco (PCL) and Enid (Sowestn) in 1924.