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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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Negro Leagues Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1909 20 All-Stars CMLS Fgn 5 20 19 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 6 .158 .158 .158 .316 3 1 0
1 Season 5 20 19 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 6 .158 .158 .158 .316 3 1 0

Negro Leagues Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% SB lgCS% PO
1909 20 All-Stars CMLS Fgn 1B 3 46 45 1 0 3 1.000 0
1 Season 3 46 45 1 0 3 1.000 0

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
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 1
1908 19 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1909 20 All-Stars Cuban-American Major League Clubs Series Fgn
1909 20 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1910 21 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1911 22 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1912 23 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1913 24 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1914 25 New York Giants National League MLB 1
1915 26 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1915-04-14 1915-10-07
1916 27 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1916-04-12 1916-08-26
1916 27 Brooklyn Robins National League MLB 2 1916-08-27 1916-10-05
1917 28 Brooklyn Robins National League MLB 1 1917-04-14 1917-04-16
1917 28 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 2 1917-04-22 1917-09-30
1918 29 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1918-04-16 1918-09-02
1919 30 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1919-04-24 1919-09-28
1920 31 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 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 1 1925-07-05 1925-07-29
1926 37 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1926-09-26 1926-09-26
1927 38 Reading Keystones International League AA

Sabr ID: 372b4391

About the Negro League Data

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Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at Seamheads.com.

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.

Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

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