Joe Gerhardt

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John Joseph Gerhardt
(Move Up Joe)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Joe Gerhardt was a weak-hitting second baseman who nevertheless played for many years in the majors due to his glove. In his 15-year career in the majors, from 1873 to 1891, he hit only .227, but did have some decent years with the bat. In 1877, he hit .304, and in 1878 he hit .297. In 1883 he hit 9 triples and the next year he hit 8. He was the brother-in-law of George Winkleman.

He set the record, since surpassed, of playing for eleven teams in his career.

He managed twice in the majors and three years in the minors, with the Albany Senators from 1891-1893. He also umpired one game in the National Association in 1875.

Preceded by
Count Campau
St. Louis Browns Manager
Succeeded by
Charlie Comiskey

Records Held[edit]

  • Lowest batting average, season (modern qualifier), .155, 1885

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