Carl Frederick Rudolf Merkle
Bonehead Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: December 20, 1888 in Watertown, WI
High School: Toledo HS (Toledo, OH)
( All Transactions) September 21, 1907 (Age 18)
Debut: Teams (by GP): Giants/Cubs/Robins/Yankees 1907-1926 Final Game: September 26, 1926 (Age 37)
vs. SLB 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 2, 1956 in Daytona Beach, FL Buried: Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, FL
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News -- April 2014
4/18 elysianfielders.com: The 100: Fred Merkle (95): It was nearly 30 years after the game and, Marianne Merkle remembered, even church wasn’t a safe haven. One Sunday morning ... News -- January 2014
1/25 TheMLBNation.com: Polo Grounds: A Stadium of Legends: A classic baseball staple, the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan, New York City certified it’s place in baseball history during ... News -- November 2013
11/22 elysianfielders.com: 1909 in a Box: Giants Checking In: Harry Gumbert, Elizabeth, PA Mel Ott, Gretna, LA Jimmy Ripple, Export, PA Giants Checking Out: Mike Dorgan, ... News -- October 2013
10/30 Call to the Pen: Red Sox B.C. (Before the Curse): The 1918 World Series: Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States of America. The average price of an American home was $6,715. The average ...
10/23 Baseball Law Reporter: Merkle’s Boner and False Imprisonment: Talcott v. National Exhibition Co., 144 A.D. 337, 128 N.Y.S. 1059 (2 Dept., 1911)What Was Merkle’s Boner?On September 23, 1908 ...
10/11 elysianfielders.com: The 100: Fred Snodgrass (97): “Hardly a day in my life, hardly an hour, that in some manner or other the dropping of that fly doesn’t come up, even ... News -- September 2013
9/30 TheMLBNation.com: Game 163 Preview: Rays at Rangers: Game 163. What a saying in baseball. It is one of the most exciting, if not the most, games in a season, if it occurs. And tonight, ... News -- August 2013
8/15 Sports Out West: 5 Most controversial Giants in team history: From John McGraw to Bruce Bochy the San Francisco Giants have been one of the most storied franchises in baseball history. They ... News -- July 2013
7/27 Call to the Pen: 2013 MLB Hall of Fame Induction: Time, Schedule of Events, Honorees: Tomorrow afternoon the latest class of baseball’s greats – former owner Jacob Ruppert, former umpire Hank O’Day, and former ...
7/3 The Baseball Continuum: Random Video of the Undetermined Amount of Time: Nessy’s Boner (Safe For Work): Quick, look at this video and tell me what’s wrong: If you guessed “The runner going from first to second didn’t ... News -- June 2013
6/20 More Than A Fan: Face of the Franchise- N.L. West: Well, we finally made it to the end- the N.L. West. I found this division to be the most difficult, given that one of the teams ... News -- May 2013
5/2 WasWatching: Baseball History Triva Question For Yankees FansWhat do Darrell Evans, Willie Horton, Dale Long, Fred Merkle, John Stearns and Mickey Vernon all have in common? ... News -- December 2012
12/8 Full Spectrum Baseball: Jacob Ruppert is Headed to the Hall of Fame: Umpire Hank O’Day, Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th Century catcher/third baseman Deacon White have been elected to the ... News -- October 2012
10/23 Mets360.com: Will the Winter Meal Be Enough To Satisfy Mets Fans’ Appetite?: The World Series is about to begin, featuring a matchup between two venerable franchises who — surprisingly — have ... News -- September 2012
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8/31 High Heat Stats: NL winner-take-all games: Following up from yesterday’s post on AL winner-take-all games, here is the NL summary. As mentioned in the earlier post, ... News -- October 2011
10/1 B-R Blog: Prince Fielder’s Rare Season Ending Walk: Prince Fielder became the first player in the last 25 years, batting .299 in his final at-bat of the season, to talk take a walk. ... News -- March 2011
3/5 B-R Blog: Best & Worst Of Bats & Throws Right 1B: You don't see that many "Bats Right" and "Throws Right" first basemen have very long major league careers. Here's those who ...