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Billy Herman

  • Original Name William Jennngs Bryan
  • Birth 7 Jul 1909 New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 5 Sep 1992 West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Tequesta, Martin County, Florida, USA
  • Plot Heritage Hall Mausoleum, Wall G, Level 2, Unit B
  • Memorial ID 5954

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in New Albany, Indiana, he was a stellar defensive second baseman making his debut for the Chicago Cubs on August 1, 1931. For 15 seasons he played with the Chicago Cubs (1931-41), Brooklyn Dodgers (1941-43), Boston Braves in 1946 and Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947. Herman holds many fielding records, including most putouts in a season by a National League second baseman and led second basemen in putouts seven times. A master of the hit-and-run play, he batted over .300 eight times and was a 10-time All-Star. A master of the hit-and-run play, he batted over .300 eight times, shares the Major League record for most hits in an Opening Day game, with five and was a 10-time All-Star. He ended his career with a record of 1163 runs scored, 2345 hits, 47 homeruns, 839 runs batted in, a .304 batting average and a .967 fielding percentage. In 1975, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee. He died at the age of 83 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5954
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Herman (7 Jul 1909–5 Sep 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5954, citing Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Martin County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .