Babe Herman

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Birthdate6/26/1903
Death Date11/27/1987
Debut Year1926
Year of Induction
Teams Cubs, Dodgers, Pirates, Reds, Tigers
Positions First Base, Right Field

Babe Herman hit .393 in 1930. With five more hits that season he would have joined Bill Terry as the N.L.’s last .400 hitter and likely be in the HoF.

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8x10 photo signed by Babe Herman and Riggs Stephenson

8x10 photo signed by Babe Herman and Riggs Stephenson

This 8×10 photo shows two players who’ve as yet fallen just short of Cooperstown inclusion. Riggs Stephenson retired with a .336 lifetime average. Among players not in the Hall of Fame, only Joe Jackson has a higher career mark. Babe Herman’s .324 mark over the course
Dodger president writes to NY state tax collector for Babe Herman

Dodger president writes to NY state tax collector for Babe Herman

Babe Herman’s 1930 season was majestic: .393 average, 35 homers, 130 runs batted in. If Herman had tallied just five more hits that season it’s likely he’d be in the Hall of Fame. Those extra hits would’ve pushed his average over the .400 mark in the same season Bill Terry h

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