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205. Herman Long
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 13, 1866 in Chicago, IL USA
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 17, 1889
  • Final Game: July 13, 1904
ABRHHRRBISBAVG
153522911425618221101071 0.277
 

Herman Long had 1,096 Errors over his career, which is more than anyone else.  It is an unbreakable record, but he did that in a time where errors were more easily given, and he was a player who was fearless in doing what was needed to stop the ball from getting past the infield.  This means that Long had incredible range, and his Defensive bWAR was very good, so despite the Errors, we have one of the best defensive players of his day.

Long played most of his career with the Boston Beaneaters, and he was also a respectable hitter.  The Shortstop had 2,129 career Hits, and he was a speed demon on the base paths with 537 career Stolen Bases, and 1,456 Runs Scored.   He led the National League in Runs (149) in 1893, and his 12 Home Runs in 1900 was enough to win that title.  Long would have a career Batting Average of .277.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Short Stop
  • Played For: Boston Beaneaters, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Cowboys, New York Highlanders, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest Defensive bWAR (1) (NL) (1898)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (NL) (1893)
    Most Home Runs (1) (NL) (1900)
    World Series Champion (1) (Boston Beaneaters 1892)

  • Other Points of Note:

    1 Top Ten Finish (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Triples)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Walks)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    1 Top Ten Finish (bWAR for Position Players)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Offensive bWAR)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    30. Stolen Bases: 537
    80. Runs Scored: 1,456
    85. Defensive bWAR: 16.8

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1936: 19.9% (Veterans)
    1937: 0.5%
    1938: 0.4%
    1939: 0.4%
    1945: 0.4%
    1946: 0.5% (Nominating Vote)

  • Should be Inducted As A: Boston Beaneater

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