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Buck Herzog

Charles Lincoln Herzog

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: July 9, 1885 in Baltimore, MD
Schools: University of Maryland Baltimore (Baltimore, MD), University of Maryland (College Park, MD) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1908 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Giants/Reds/Braves/Cubs/Doves/... 1908-1920

Final Game: September 9, 1920 (Age 35)
Died: September 4, 1953 in Baltimore, MD
Buried: Denton Cemetery, Denton, MD
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #839. Jhonny Peralta… #840. Chone Figgins… #841. Billy Southworth… #842. BUCK HERZOG… #843. Chicken Wolf… #844. Tony Armas… #845. Sean Casey… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1908 22 NYG NL 64 213 160 38 48 6 2 0 11 16 36 14 .300 .448 .363 .811 154 58 7 10 46/5O
1909 23 NYG NL 42 146 130 16 24 2 0 0 8 10 13 10 .185 .264 .200 .464 43 26 1 2 O/456
1910 24 BSN NL 106 445 380 51 95 20 3 3 32 13 30 34 .250 .329 .342 .672 93 130 15 20 *5
1911 25 TOT NL 148 635 541 90 157 33 9 6 67 48 47 40 .290 .365 .418 .783 115 226 17 30 65/4
1911 25 BSN NL 79 356 294 53 91 19 5 5 41 26 33 21 .310 .398 .459 .857 134 135 10 19 6/5
1911 25 NYG NL 69 279 247 37 66 14 4 1 26 22 14 19 .267 .325 .368 .693 92 91 7 11 5/46
1912 26 NYG NL 140 563 482 72 127 20 9 2 47 37 57 34 .263 .350 .355 .705 90 171 7 17 *5
1913 27 NYG NL 96 324 290 46 83 15 3 3 31 23 15 22 12 .286 .349 .390 .739 109 113 6 6 5/4
1914 28 CIN NL 138 565 498 54 140 14 8 1 40 46 42 27 .281 .348 .347 .695 105 173 9 15 *6/37
1915 29 CIN NL 155 640 579 61 153 14 10 1 42 35 16 34 21 .264 .314 .328 .642 92 190 8 20 *6/3
1916 30 TOT NL 156 639 561 70 148 24 6 1 49 34 28 43 36 .264 .327 .333 .661 107 187 10 24 645/7O
1916 30 CIN NL 79 319 281 30 75 14 2 1 24 15 12 21 12 .267 .329 .342 .671 109 96 5 12 65/7O
1916 30 NYG NL 77 320 280 40 73 10 4 0 25 19 16 22 24 .261 .326 .325 .651 105 91 5 12 45/6
1917 31 NYG NL 114 477 417 69 98 10 8 2 31 12 31 36 .235 .308 .312 .620 93 130 13 16 *4
1918 32 BSN NL 118 525 473 57 108 12 6 0 26 10 29 28 .228 .280 .279 .559 74 132 5 19 *43/6
1919 33 TOT NL 125 525 468 42 130 12 9 1 42 28 23 18 .278 .331 .348 .679 107 163 14 20 *4/3
1919 33 BSN NL 73 307 275 27 77 8 5 1 25 16 13 11 .280 .327 .356 .683 111 98 6 13 4/3
1919 33 CHC NL 52 218 193 15 53 4 4 0 17 12 10 7 .275 .336 .337 .673 103 65 8 7 4
1920 34 CHC NL 91 351 305 39 59 9 2 0 19 8 9 20 21 .193 .261 .236 .497 43 72 8 17 45/3
13 Yrs 1493 6048 5284 705 1370 191 75 20 445 320 68 427 331 .259 .329 .335 .664 96 1771 120 216
162 Game Avg. 162 656 573 76 149 21 8 2 48 35 46 36 .259 .329 .335 .664 96 192 13 23
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
NYG (7 yrs) 602 2322 2006 318 519 77 30 8 179 139 31 195 149 .259 .338 .339 .677 98 680 46 74
BSN (4 yrs) 376 1633 1422 188 371 59 19 9 124 65 105 94 .261 .328 .348 .676 100 495 36 71
CIN (3 yrs) 372 1524 1358 145 368 42 20 3 106 96 28 97 60 .271 .330 .338 .668 100 459 22 47
CHC (2 yrs) 143 569 498 54 112 13 6 0 36 20 9 30 28 .225 .290 .275 .566 65 137 16 24

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1908 22 NYG NL 64 213 12 0 0 -1 1 12 1.5 7 19 2.3 .524 .510 2.4 -0.0 20 46/5O
1909 23 NYG NL 42 146 -7 1 0 -1 -1 -9 -1.1 5 -4 -0.6 .474 .493 -0.5 -0.3 -3 $2,500 O/456
1910 24 BSN NL 106 445 -2 -1 0 2 4 2 0.3 14 16 1.7 .503 .502 1.4 0.7 14 $3,000 *5
1911 25 BSN NL 79 356 15 2 0 -7 5 14 1.4 10 25 2.5 .519 .509 3.3 -0.2 32 6/5
1911 25 NYG NL 69 279 -3 2 0 2 2 4 0.3 9 13 1.2 .506 .503 1.1 0.4 11 5/46
1912 26 NYG NL 140 563 -5 2 0 10 5 12 1.1 17 29 2.9 .508 .507 1.9 1.5 19 *5
1913 27 NYG NL 96 324 4 0 0 2 3 9 1.0 10 19 2.0 .510 .506 1.8 0.6 17 5/4
1914 28 CIN NL 138 565 4 4 0 14 9 31 3.5 17 49 5.3 .526 .522 3.8 2.6 35 *6/37
1915 29 CIN NL 155 640 -4 3 0 17 10 26 3.1 20 46 5.2 .521 .520 3.3 3.2 29 *6/3
1916 30 CIN NL 79 319 4 -0 0 -4 5 4 0.5 10 14 1.5 .506 .503 2.0 0.1 18 65/7O
1916 30 NYG NL 77 320 2 -1 0 4 2 7 0.9 10 17 1.9 .511 .505 1.4 0.7 13 $10,000 45/6
1917 31 NYG NL 114 477 -2 -0 0 2 1 0 0.0 15 15 1.5 .500 .500 1.3 0.3 13 $10,000 *4
1918 32 BSN NL 118 525 -12 -1 0 -6 1 -18 -2.3 15 -3 -0.7 .481 .486 0.1 -0.6 3 $10,000 *43/6
1919 33 BSN NL 73 307 4 0 0 -5 1 0 -0.1 9 10 0.9 .501 .500 1.6 -0.6 15 4/3
1919 33 CHC NL 52 218 1 0 0 6 1 8 0.9 7 15 1.7 .519 .506 1.0 0.8 9 4
1920 34 CHC NL 91 351 -21 -1 0 -6 2 -26 -3.1 11 -15 -1.9 .467 .481 -1.2 -0.5 -9 45/3
13 Seasons 1493 6048 -11 11 0 29 49 78 8.0 185 264 27.4 .506 .505 24.7 8.7 235 $35,500
NYG (7 yrs) 602 2322 1 5 0 18 11 35 3.8 72 107 11.2 .507 .504 9.4 3.2 89 $22,500
BSN (4 yrs) 376 1633 4 1 0 -16 11 -1 -0.6 49 48 4.4 .499 .498 6.4 -0.8 64 $13,000
CIN (3 yrs) 372 1524 4 7 0 27 24 62 7.0 47 109 12.1 .520 .517 9.1 6.0 82
CHC (2 yrs) 143 569 -20 -0 0 0 3 -18 -2.1 17 -0 -0.2 .486 .490 -0.2 0.3 -0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1911 25 NYG NL WS PHA L 6 23 21 3 4 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 .190 .261 .286 .547 6 0 0 0 0 0
1912 26 NYG NL WS BOS L 8 34 30 6 12 4 1 0 5 2 1 1 3 .400 .412 .600 1.012 18 0 1 0 2 0
1913 27 NYG NL WS PHA L 5 19 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .053 .053 .053 .105 1 1 0 0 0 0
1917 31 NYG NL WS CHW L 6 25 24 1 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .333 .583 8 0 0 1 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 25 101 94 11 23 6 2 0 7 3 2 3 11 .245 .270 .351 .621 33 1 1 1 2 0
4 WS 25 101 94 11 23 6 2 0 7 3 2 3 11 .245 .270 .351 .621 33 1 1 1 2 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1908 NYG NL 22 2B 42 202 61 125 16 19 .921 4.43 .954 5.13
1908 NYG NL 22 SS 12 61 22 33 6 2 .902 4.58 .930 5.30
1908 NYG NL 22 3B 4 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 .930 3.30
1908 NYG NL 22 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 1-0-0
1909 NYG NL 23 OF 29 58 49 4 5 1 .914 1.83 .961 2.07 26-0-4
1909 NYG NL 23 2B 6 4 2 1 1 1 .750 0.50 .938 4.87
1909 NYG NL 23 3B 4 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.00 .930 3.30
1909 NYG NL 23 SS 1 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 2.00 .925 5.30
1910 BSN NL 24 3B 105 364 110 223 31 17 .915 3.17 .932 3.17
1911 TOT NL 25 SS 75 428 151 249 28 31 .935 5.33 .925 5.12
1911 TOT NL 25 3B 69 259 92 149 18 9 .931 3.49 .936 3.14
1911 BSN NL 25 SS 74 426 149 249 28 31 .934 5.38 .925 5.12
1911 BSN NL 25 3B 4 17 6 11 0 2 1.000 4.25 .936 3.15
1911 NYG NL 25 3B 65 242 86 138 18 7 .926 3.45 .936 3.14
1911 NYG NL 25 2B 3 12 6 6 0 0 1.000 4.00 .952 5.20
1911 NYG NL 25 SS 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .925 5.10
1912 NYG NL 26 3B 140 496 159 308 29 21 .942 3.34 .935 3.15
1913 NYG NL 27 3B 84 247 95 139 13 18 .947 2.79 .935 3.12
1913 NYG NL 27 2B 2 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 2.50 .956 5.25
1914 CIN NL 28 SS 137 137 115 850 324 474 52 58 .939 5.82 .925 5.38
1914 CIN NL 28 1B 2 1 1 22 20 1 1 2 .955 10.50 .988 10.60
1914 CIN NL 28 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1915 CIN NL 29 SS 153 151 133 957 391 513 53 90 .945 5.91 .931 5.44
1915 CIN NL 29 1B 2 2 2 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 5.50 .990 10.60
1916 TOT NL 30 SS 74 70 68 460 183 243 34 36 .926 5.76 .926 5.52
1916 TOT NL 30 3B 39 39 35 140 44 91 5 5 .964 3.46 .938 3.18
1916 CIN NL 30 SS 65 62 60 392 162 203 27 30 .931 5.62 .926 5.52
1916 CIN NL 30 3B 12 12 12 36 15 21 0 1 1.000 3.00 .938 3.18
1916 CIN NL 30 LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
1916 CIN NL 30 OF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1916 NYG NL 30 2B 44 42 39 223 90 128 5 18 .978 4.95 .951 5.12
1916 NYG NL 30 3B 27 27 23 104 29 70 5 4 .952 3.67 .938 3.18
1916 NYG NL 30 SS 9 8 8 68 21 40 7 6 .897 6.78 .926 5.52
1917 NYG NL 31 2B 113 111 101 610 251 327 32 60 .948 5.12 .956 5.33
1918 BSN NL 32 2B 99 99 94 585 240 322 23 49 .961 5.68 .957 5.45
1918 BSN NL 32 1B 12 12 11 123 115 6 2 4 .984 10.08 .987 11.24
1918 BSN NL 32 SS 7 7 7 38 19 14 5 1 .868 4.71 .934 5.80
1919 TOT NL 33 2B 122 123 114 572 211 342 19 42 .967 4.53 .960 5.43
1919 BSN NL 33 2B 70 71 64 337 130 191 16 25 .953 4.59 .960 5.43
1919 BSN NL 33 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 11.20
1919 CHC NL 33 2B 52 52 50 235 81 151 3 17 .987 4.46 .960 5.43
1920 CHC NL 34 2B 59 55 53 323 128 175 20 25 .938 5.14 .963 5.73
1920 CHC NL 34 3B 28 26 26 100 25 66 9 7 .910 3.25 .947 3.16
1920 CHC NL 34 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 11.10
9 Seasons 2B 490 430 401 2536 991 1429 116 214 .954 4.94 .957 5.38
8 Seasons 3B 473 65 61 1611 526 980 105 77 .935 3.18 .935 3.15
7 Seasons SS 459 365 323 2796 1091 1527 178 219 .936 5.70 .927 5.38
3 Seasons OF 31 1 0 58 49 4 5 1 .914 1.71 .961 2.07 29-0-4
5 Seasons 1B 18 15 14 159 147 9 3 6 .981 8.67 .987 11.09
2 Seasons (incomplete) LF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.15
13 Seasons TOT 1471 876 799 7160 2804 3949 407 517 .943 4.59 .941 4.67 29-0-4
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1938 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1914 NL  5.3 (9th)
1915 NL  5.3 (10th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1914 NL  5.3 (2nd)
1915 NL  5.3 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1911 NL  4.4 (4th)
1914 NL  3.8 (9th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1912 NL  1.5 (5th)
1914 NL  2.6 (2nd)
1915 NL  3.2 (1st)
1916 NL  0.8 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1915 NL  155 (7th)
1916 NL  156 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1915 NL  579 (6th)
1916 NL  561 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1916 NL  639 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1911 NL  33 (4th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1911 NL  48 (5th)
1912 NL  37 (5th)
1914 NL  46 (2nd)
1915 NL  35 (2nd)
1916 NL  34 (5th)
1919 NL  28 (5th)
Career  320 (142nd)

Singles s c a p y
1914 NL  117 (10th)
1915 NL  128 (5th)
1916 NL  117 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1911 NL  48 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1916 NL  201 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1910 NL  15 (2nd)
1911 NL  17 (2nd)
1912 NL  7 (9th)
1914 NL  9 (5th)
1915 NL  8 (8th)
1916 NL  10 (2nd)
1917 NL  13 (2nd)
1919 NL  14 (1st)
1920 NL  8 (3rd)
Career  120 (48th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1911 NL  30 (3rd)
1916 NL  24 (7th)
Career  216 (69th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1916 NL  28 (1st)

AB per SO s c a p y
1913 NL  24.2 (3rd)
1914 NL  18.4 (5th)
1915 NL  27.6 (2nd)
1916 NL  15.6 (9th)
1919 NL  26.0 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1915 NL  462 (8th)
1916 NL  465 (5th)
1918 NL  384 (2nd)

Assistss c a p y
1914 NL  475 (2nd)
1915 NL  515 (2nd)
1916 NL  462 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1914 NL  53 (4th)
1915 NL  53 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1917 NL  113 (4th)
1918 NL  99 (3rd)
1919 NL  122 (3rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1917 NL  251 (5th)
1918 NL  240 (3rd)
1919 NL  211 (4th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1917 NL  327 (4th)
1918 NL  322 (3rd)
1919 NL  342 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1917 NL  32 (2nd)
1918 NL  23 (3rd)
1919 NL  19 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1917 NL  60 (2nd)
1918 NL  49 (3rd)
1919 NL  42 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1912 NL  140 (1st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1912 NL  159 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1912 NL  308 (1st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1910 NL  31 (4th)
1911 NL  18 (5th)
1912 NL  29 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1910 NL  17 (4th)
1912 NL  21 (2nd)
1913 NL  18 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1914 NL  137 (2nd)
1915 NL  153 (1st)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1914 NL  324 (2nd)
1915 NL  391 (1st)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1914 NL  474 (2nd)
1915 NL  513 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1914 NL  52 (3rd)
1915 NL  53 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1914 NL  58 (2nd)
1915 NL  90 (1st)
1916 NL  36 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1918 NL  5.68 (1st)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1917 NL  .948 (5th)
1918 NL  .961 (3rd)
1919 NL  .967 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1910 NL  3.17 (3rd)
1912 NL  3.34 (1st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1912 NL  .942 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1914 NL  5.82 (2nd)
1915 NL  5.91 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1914 NL  .939 (2nd)
1915 NL  .945 (2nd)

Oldest s c a p y
1920 NL  born 1885-07-09 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 18 (1108), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1568), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 15 (1086), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (68th), 27.4 career WAR/25.4 7yr-peak WAR/26.4 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
190923New York Giants$2,5001912 National Commission report
191024Boston Doves$3,0001912 National Commission report3/2/22 TSN: $2,500
191630New York Giants$10,000C. Alexander, J. McGraw 191
191731New York Giants$10,000C. Alexander, J. McGraw 191
191832Boston Braves$10,0001/24/18 TSN; C. Alexander, J. McGraw 191On multiyear deal signed with NYG
Career to date (may be incomplete)$35,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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