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Fred Merkle

Carl Frederick Rudolf Merkle (Bonehead)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 20, 1888 in Watertown, Wisconsin, US
Died: March 2, 1956 in Daytona Beach, Florida, US
High School: Toledo HS (Toledo, OH)

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1906 17 -7.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-C 85 314 76 .242
1906 17 -7.3 Tecumseh SMIL D 85 314 76 .242
1906 17 -8.1 Newark OHPA C
1907 18 -6.6 Tecumseh SMIL D 106 376 102 14 8 6 .271 .399 150
1921 32 5.4 Rochester IL AA 163 636 216 45 20 4 .340 .492 313
1922 33 6.2 Rochester IL AA 163 631 219 41 10 7 .347 .477 301
1923 34 6.2 Rochester IL AA 165 630 217 54 13 19 .344 .562 354
1924 35 6.2 Rochester IL AA 153 559 196 37 9 22 .351 .567 317
1925 36 8.0 Rochester IL AA 55 215 67 13 2 6 .312 .474 102
7 Seasons 890 3361 3361 1093 204 62 64 .325 .325 .457 .783 1537
D (2 seasons) D 191 690 690 178 14 8 6 .258 .258 .217 .475 150
C (1 season) C
AA (5 seasons) AA 699 2671 2671 915 190 54 58 .343 .343 .519 .862 1387
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1921 32 7.8 Rochester IL AA 1
1 Season 1
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1921 32 Rochester IL AA 1B 153 1523 1438 58 27 .982 9.78
1922 33 Rochester IL AA 1B 163 1600 1499 76 25 .984 9.66
1923 34 Rochester IL AA 1B 165 1671 1537 107 27 .984 9.96
1924 35 Rochester IL AA 1B 151 1333 1229 89 15 .989 8.73
1925 36 Rochester IL AA 1B 55 545 518 21 6 .989 9.80
1927 38 Reading IL AA CHC 1B 26 272 263 7 2 .993 10.38
6 Seasons 713 6944 6484 358 102 .985 9.60
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1927 38 Reading IL AA CHC 1 of 2
1 Season

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1906 17 Tecumseh Southern Michigan League D
1906 17 Newark Cotton Tops Ohio-Pennsylvania League C
1907 18 Tecumseh Southern Michigan League D
1907 18 New York Giants National League MLB NYG 1
1908 19 New York Giants National League MLB NYG 1
1909 20 All-Stars Cuban-American Major League Clubs Series Fgn
1909 20 New York Giants National League MLB NYG 1
1910 21 New York Giants National League MLB NYG 1
1911 22 New York Giants National League MLB NYG 1
1912 23 New York Giants National League MLB NYG 1
1913 24 New York Giants National League MLB NYG 1
1914 25 New York Giants National League MLB NYG 1
1915 26 New York Giants National League MLB NYG 1 1915-04-14 1915-10-07
1916 27 New York Giants National League MLB NYG 1 1916-04-12 1916-08-26
1916 27 Brooklyn Robins National League MLB BRO 2 1916-08-27 1916-10-05
1917 28 Brooklyn Robins National League MLB BRO 1 1917-04-14 1917-04-16
1917 28 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 2 1917-04-22 1917-09-30
1918 29 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1918-04-16 1918-09-02
1919 30 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1919-04-24 1919-09-28
1920 31 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1920-04-28 1920-10-02
1921 32 Rochester Colts International League AA
1922 33 Rochester Tribe International League AA
1923 34 Rochester Tribe International League AA
1924 35 Rochester Tribe International League AA
1925 36 Rochester Tribe International League AA
1925 36 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1925-07-05 1925-07-29
1926 37 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1926-09-26 1926-09-26
1927 38 Reading Keystones International League AA CHC

Sabr ID: 372b4391

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