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Fred Merkle
Original name: Frederick Charles Merkle
Birth: Dec. 20, 1888
Watertown
Jefferson County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1956
Daytona Beach
Volusia County
Florida, USA

Major League Baseball Player. Born in Watertown, Wisconsin, he was a first baseman making his debut with the New York Giants on September 21, 1907. Nicknamed "Bonehead", he is best remembered for a base running error in a game against the Chicago Cubs on September 23, 1908, which caused the Giants to lose the National League pennant. For sixteen seasons, he played with the New York Giants (1907-16), Brooklyn Robins (1917), Chicago Cubs (1918-20) and New York Yankees (1925-26). He finished his career with a record of 720 runs scored, 1580 hits, 61 home runs, 733 runs batted in and a .273 batting average. In 1953, he was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame. He died at age 67 in Daytona Beach Florida. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Daytona Memorial Park
Daytona Beach
Volusia County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 14, Space 8 [unmarked]
 
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Record added: Sep 30, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3623
Fred Merkle
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Fred Merkle
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Cubs Win!!! Cubs Win!!! Holy Cow!!! 2016 World Series Champions!!! The long wait is finally over, Fred! You didn't deserve all the grief people gave you over that one play.
- Patrick Flahive
 Added: Nov. 4, 2016

- Patrick Flahive
 Added: Dec. 22, 2015

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 Added: Dec. 2, 2015
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