We performed a site update on April 16, 2013. Please let the admin know if you User_talk:Admin#APRIL_16.2C_2013 encounter any issues. All updates have been performed.
From BR Bullpen
Charles Judson Hemphill (Eagle Eye)
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 9", Weight 160 lb.
- Debut June 27, 1899
- Final Game October 3, 1911
- Born April 20, 1876 in Greenville, MI USA
- Died June 22, 1953 in Detroit, MI USA
 Biographical Information
Charlie Hemphill played center field and right field during eleven seasons in the big leagues.
He started in 1899 with the 1899 St. Louis Perfectos, where he was tried in center field, as was rookie Mike Donlin. Hemphill was assigned after only 11 games to the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, where he got more playing time on one of the worst teams ever. He came back to the majors as a regular with the 1901 Boston Americans in the inaugural year of the new American League.
In 1902, after some time with the 1902 Cleveland Bronchos, he came to the 1902 St. Louis Browns and was their best offensive player, outperforming Hall of Famers Jesse Burkett and Bobby Wallace. The team finished second in the league.
Hemphill stayed with the Browns for four more years, never outperforming his 1902 season although his 1906 season was one of the best on the team (teammate George Stone dominated the league that year).
He was then traded to the New York Highlanders where he spent the rest of his major league career. His .297 average and 9 triples in 1908 by far led a team which hit .236. In his last major league season, 1911, he was still able to hit over the team average.
In addition to his batting, Hemphill stole 207 bases in his career, finishing second in the league in 1908.
After his time in the majors he managed at Atlanta.
His brother Frank Hemphill was in the majors in 1906 and 1909 but not on the same team.