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Fred Merkle

Fred Merkle
MLB Player information
NameFred Merkle
PositionFirst baseman
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutSeptember 21, 1907 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearanceSeptember 26, 1926 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average.273
Home runs82
Runs batted in733
Stolen Bases272
Teams
*New York Giants (1907-1916) *Brooklyn Robins (1916-1917) *Chicago Cubs (1917-1920) *New York Yankees (1925-1926)

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Frederick Charles Merkle (December 20, 1888 March 2, 1956), also known as "Bonehead" Merkle, was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball. Although he had a lengthy career, he is best remembered for a controversial baserunning mistake he made while still a teenager.


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