Joseph Herr

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Joseph Herr

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 179 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

1887 baseball card for Ed Herr

Joe Herr played three years in the majors, getting most of his at-bats with the St. Louis Browns in 1888. He also managed several seasons in the minors. He also worked three American Association games as an umpire in 1888.

After retiring from baseball, Herr worked as a carpenter in St. Louis, MO. He died in 1933, the victim of a drowning in the Mississippi River. He is buried in St. Matthew Cemetery in St. Louis.

There is a different player named Eddie Herr, who had a long minor league career and was named Edward Joseph Herr. Both were born and died in St. Louis, although the major league Herr lived from 1865-1933 while the minor league Herr lived from 1873-1943. The major leaguer was a position player while the minor leaguer was a pitcher. There are some baseball cards from 1887 on the web described as "Ed Herr", but at least in one case the actual name on the card is "J. Herr".

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