16. Billy Herman
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 7, 1909 in New Albany, IN USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 29, 1931
  • Final Game: August 01, 1947
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1932
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1935
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1936
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1937
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1940
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1943
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1943
  • TSN All-Star - 1943
 
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A multi-time All-Star, Billy Herman helped the Chicago Cubs reach the World Series three times.  Chicago may not have won any of the Fall Classics, but he was a vital cog in the machine that brought excitement to Wrigley Field for a decade.

Herman broke in with Chicago in 1931, where he would become known for his defensive skills and would finish in the top ten seven times in Defensive bWAR as a Cub.  He was far from a one-dimensional baseball player as he would display substantial offensive numbers.  The Infielder led the National League in Hits in 1935 (227) and would tally 1,710 for the Cubs.  Herman was an eight-time All-Star as a Chicago Cub and would bat .309 for the organization.

Herman was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975 by the Veteran’s Committee.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base
  • Acquired: Purchased from Louisville (American Association) 8/4/31.
  • Departed: Traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Charlie Gilbert, Johnny Hudson, and $65,000 5/6/41.
  • Games Played: 1344
  • Notable Statistics: 875 Runs
    1,710 Hits
    346 Doubles
    69 Triples
    37 Home Runs
    577 Runs Batted In
    53 Stolen Bases
    .309/.366/.417 Slash Line
    40.9 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940 & 1941*)
    Most Plate Appearances (1932)
    Most Hits (1935)
    Most Doubles (1935)
    Most Triples (1939)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (1935)
    Most Putouts by a Second Baseman (1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939 & 1940)
    Most Assists by a Second Baseman (1932, 1935 & 1939)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Second Baseman (1933, 1935 & 1939)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1932, 1935, 1937 & 1940)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman (1935, 1936 & 1938)


    *Herman was traded to Brooklyn midway through the season
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