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67. Heinie Groh
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 18, 1889 in Rochester, NY USA
  • Weight: 158 lbs.
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 12, 1912
  • Final Game: October 02, 1927
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1915
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1915
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1918
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1920
 
AB R H HR RBI SB AVG
6074 918 1774 26 566 1800.292
 

Considered by baseball historians to be the best Third Baseman of the Deadball Era, Heinie Groh quietly won two World Series Rings; one controversially with the Reds in 1919 and another with the Giants in 1922. It was in Cincinnati that Groh had his best seasons, where he twice led the National League in On Base Percentage and was a hit and run machine. He was also considered amongst the best defensive player at his position in his era. This has garnered Heinie Groh a second look from a lot of modern baseball pundits as though his traditional accumulative stats do not reflect a Hall of Fame baseball player, his Sabremetric ones paint a different possibility.

 

 

Should Heinie Groh be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Rochester, New York, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Third Base
  • Played For: Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Highest On Base Percentage (2) (NL) (1917 & 1918)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (NL) (1918)
    Most Hits (1) (NL) (1917)
    Most Doubles (2) (NL) (1917 & 1918)
    Most Walks (1) (NL) (1916)
    Highest OPS (1) (NL) (1919)
    Most Hit By Pitch (2) (NL) (1914 & 1924)
    World Series Rings (2) (Cincinnati Reds, 1919 & New York Giants, 1922)
  • Other Points of Note: 3 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Home Runs)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Runs Batted In)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Stolen Bases)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 1937: 0.5
    1938: 1.1
    1945: 0.4
    1948: 0.8
    1950: 1.2
    1954: 0.4
    1955: 2.0
    1960: 0.4
  • Should be Inducted As A: Cincinnati Red

Should Heinie Groh be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10.3%

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