Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Merkles in:
 • Daytona Memorial Park
 • Daytona Beach
 • Volusia County
 • Florida
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Fred Merkle
Original name: Frederick Charles Merkle
Birth: Dec. 20, 1888
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) 
Daytona Memorial Park
Daytona Beach
Volusia County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 14, Space 8 [unmarked]
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 30, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3623
Fred Merkle
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Fred Merkle
Added by: Stew Thornley
Fred Merkle
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Wayne Clifton
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Patrick Flahive
 Added: Dec. 22, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 2, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Jul. 29, 2015
There are 65 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.8 after 41 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service