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 Fred Merkle

Fred Merkle

Original Name Frederick Charles
Birth
Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 2 Mar 1956 (aged 67)
Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Burial Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 14, Space 8
Memorial ID 3623 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Sep 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3623
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fred Merkle (20 Dec 1888–2 Mar 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3623, citing Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .