- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
- Height 4' 9"
Louie Heilbroner was business manager for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1900 when manager Patsy Tebeau resigned on August 18. Team owner Stanley Robison approached third baseman John McGraw to take over, but he declined. Robison then appointed Heilbroner to lead the team. He had some difficulty asserting his authority, because of his small size and lack of playing experience. It seems that McGraw was really calling the shots in any case.
Heilbroner tried his hand at managing again with the Fort Wayne, IN team of the 1906 Interstate Association. He would follow Jack Hardy as the second man to run the squad. The team ended up in a tie for the first spot with the Marion, IN team with identical records of 35-24 when the league was disbanded on July 18, 1906. He was President of the Central League from 1912 to 1914.
After his brief career behind the bench, Heilbroner moved into publishing, founding Heilbroner's Baseball Bureau Service in 1909, the first commercial statistics service. His Bureau was the founding publisher of the National League Blue Book.
In 2014, Heilbroner was inducted into the Northeast Indiana Baseball Association's Hall of Fame.
|St. Louis Cardinals Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1900||St. Louis Cardinals||National League||23-25||5th||St. Louis Cardinals||replaced Patsy Tebeau (42-50) on August 20|
|1906||Fort Wayne Railroaders||Interstate Association||1st (t)||none||League disbanded on July 18||replaced Jack Hardy June __.|