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Hans Lobert

Hans Lobert
MLB Player information
NameHans Lobert
PositionThird baseman
MLB debutSeptember 21, 1903 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearanceOctober 3, 1920 for the New York Giants
Career statistics
Batting average.274
Home runs32
Runs batted in482
Stolen bases316
As player * Pittsburgh Pirates (1903) * Chicago Cubs (1905) * Cincinnati Reds (1906 1910) * Philadelphia Phillies (1911 1914) * New York Giants (1915 1917) As manager * Philadelphia Phillies (1942)

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John Bernard "Hans" Lobert (October 18, 1881 September 14, 1968) was an American infielder, coach, manager and scout in Major League Baseball.

Lobert was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Like shortstop Honus Wagner, a teammate of Lobert's when he first came to the major leagues, the German-American Lobert earned the nickname "Hans" as a familiar form of Johannes, the German version of his given name, and was dubbed "Hans Number 2" by Honus Wagner. Lobert batted .274 for his career and played 14 seasons (1903, 1905 17) with five National League clubs, including regular stints as a third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds (1906 10) and Philadelphia Phillies (1911 14). He also played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1903), Chicago Cubs (1905) and New York Giants (1915 17).

During his career, Lobert was known as one of the fastest, if not the fastest, players in the game. He once raced a racehorse around the bases before a game, an event that he recounted in The Glory of Their Times.

After managing in the minor leagues during the 1920s and early 1930s, Lobert became a coach for the Phillies from 1934 through 1941. At 60, he became one of the oldest rookie managers in baseball history when he was appointed skipper of the 1942 Phils, in the midst of the longest streak of futility in their history. Under Lobert, the club "improved" by losing only 109 games (they had lost 111 under Doc Prothro in 1941). Counting two losses as an interim manager in 1938, Lobert's career managing record was 42 111 (.275).

After his one season at the Phillies' helm, Lobert's career in uniform ended as a Cincinnati coach (1943 44). He then became a scout for the Giants, serving until his death in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at age 86. He was an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University.

A 1953 film, Big Leaguer, set at a Giants training camp in Florida, was a fictional story, but starred Edward G. Robinson in the role of Hans Lobert.

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