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 Henry Knight “Heine” Groh

Henry Knight “Heine” Groh

Birth
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 22 Aug 1968 (aged 78)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot 1587021=interment id springgrove.org Garden LN Section 125, Lot 52 space 3
Memorial ID 3616 · View Source
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Professional Baseball Player. Henry "Heine" Groh was a star third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played Major League Baseball for 16 seasons and appeared in five World Series contests. A native of Rochester, New York, he made his debut on April 12, 1912, with the Giants when he was 22 years old. He was a talented and well balanced hitter and used a non-tapered bat, sometimes referred to as a "bottle bat". He was also known for his exceptional defensive skills as a standout performer at the hot corner and is considered the best all around third baseman in the history of the Cincinnati Reds. His finest seasons were 1917 and 1918. He led the National League in several categories during those two years, including doubles, and on-base percentage. In 1917, he led the league in hits and plate appearances, while in 1918, he finished third in batting and first in runs scored. He hit over the coveted .300 mark four times and had a .292 lifetime batting average. He played 21 World Series games in five trips to the Fall Classic during the seasons of 1909 (with Cincinnati), 1922 to 1924 (with the New York Giants), and with Pittsburgh in his final year in 1927. He went 9 for 19 at the plate in the 1922 series. He was also remembered for saying that his Cincinnati Reds would have won the 1919 World Series against the "Black Sox", even if Chicago didn't throw it. During his career, he played in 1,676 games, collected 1,774 hits (including 421 extra base hits), and stole 180 bases. He died at his residence in Cincinnati, Ohio when he was 78 years old.

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  • Added: 30 Sep 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3616
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Knight “Heine” Groh (18 Sep 1889–22 Aug 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3616, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .