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Charles Augustus Alperman (Whitey)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.

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Whitey Alperman, who was the regular second baseman for the Brooklyn Superbas for three of his four years in the majors, is mildly famous for a couple of things - first, his intense dislike of getting a walk, and second, his tendency to get hit by the pitch. In his career of 1632 at-bats, he was hit by 39 pitches, while he walked only 30 times.

He led the league in triples in 1907 (tying John Ganzel). He was in the top three in hit-by-pitch in 1906 and 1907.

His batting averages are quite misleading. In 1906, he hit .252 on a team that hit .236. In 1907, he hit .233 on a team that hit .232. In 1909, his last season in the majors, he hit .248 on a team that hit .229. Of course, since his lifetime on-base percentage was .268, he was usually under the team average for OBP.

After his major league career, he continued to play in the minors. He was at Rochester in 1912.

  • Batted 442 times in 1909 with only 2 walks, the lowest single-season walk rate of the twentienth century in 300 or more PA.
  • Ruined a no-hitter on opening day 1909 by getting a hit in the 10th inning.

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