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254. Babe Herman
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 26, 1903 in Buffalo, NY USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 14, 1926
  • Final Game: September 16, 1945
  • MVP - 1926
  • MVP - 1929
  • MVP - 1932
  • MVP - 1934
 
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Babe Herman made his first appearance in the Majors with the Brooklyn Robins, and it was there where he established himself as one of the better power hitters in the National League.

Herman played for the Robins for six seasons, and he batted over .300 in five of them, including a .393 season in 1931, which remains a franchise record.  That season, he had career-highs in Home Runs (35), Runs Batted In (130), and Slugging Percentage (.678).  Herman would later lead the NL in Triples (19) in a season in Cincinnati, and he also played for the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers.  He had a career Slash Line of .324/.383/.532, which was very good, though it was countered with a lack of defensive skills.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Thursday, 01 January 1942
  • Position: First Base, Outfield
  • Played For: Boston Doves, Brooklyn Robins, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None)
    Most Triples (1) (NL) (1932)
    Most Extra Base Hits (1) (NL) (1931)
    Highest Power-Speed # (NL) (1930 & 1931)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes: 
    (NL: 1929, 8th
    2 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    8 Top Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)
    7 Top Ten FInishes (Extra Base Hits)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Zone Runs)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    49.  Batting Average: .324
    51.  Slugging Percentage: .532
    57.  OPS: .915
    79.  OPS+: 141

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1942: 0.4%
    1948: 1.7%
    1949: 3.3%
    1950: 1.2%
    1951: 0.4%
    1952: 1.3%
    1953: 0.8%
    1954: 0.4%
    1955: 2.0%
    1956: 5.7%
    1958: 4.9%
    1960: 2.6%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Brooklyn Dodger

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