Babe Herman Stats

Babe Herman was born on Friday, June 26, 1903, in Buffalo, New York. Herman was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1926, with the Brooklyn Robins. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Babe Herman baseball stats page.

"Never once did I get hit on the head by a fly ball. Once or twice on the shoulder maybe, but never on the head." - Babe Herman in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Bill James, Free Press Publishing, 100 Greatest Right Fielders. #50. Babe Herman , 06/13/2003, Page 822)
Babe Herman

Babe Herman Autograph on a 2008 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts (#HH-BH2)
Babe Herman Autograph on a 2008 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts (#HH-BH2)

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Birth Name:
Floyd Caves Herman
Nickname:
Babe - Herman the Great - The Pride of Flatbush
Born On:
06-26-1903  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Buffalo, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-27-1987 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Glendale, California
Cemetery:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
High School:
Glendale Union High School (Glendale, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-14-1926 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-16-1945
Draft:
Not Applicable
Babe Herman

Babe Herman Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Babe Herman

Babe Herman Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1926 23 Robins 137 496 64 158 35 11 11 0 81 44 0 53 13 0 1 7 .319 .375 .500
1927 24 Robins 130 412 65 112 26 9 14 0 73 39 1 41 14 0 1 6 .272 .336 .481
1928 25 Robins 134 486 64 165 37 6 12 0 91 38 5 36 16 0 2 9 .340 .390 .514
1929 26 Robins 146 569 105 217 42 13 21 2 113 55 0 45 13 0 0 3 .381 .436 .612
1930 27 Robins 153 614 143 241 48 11 35 0 130 66 4 56 15 0 4 8 .393 .455 .678
1931 28 Robins 151 610 93 191 43 16 18 0 97 50 2 65 1 0 0 14 .313 .365 .525
1932 29 Reds 148 577 87 188 38 19 16 0 87 60 6 45 5 0 0 17 .326 .389 .541
1933 30 Cubs 137 508 77 147 36 12 16 1 93 50 4 57 7 0 0 15 .289 .353 .502
1934 31 Cubs 125 467 65 142 34 5 14 0 84 35 3 71 5 0 0 9 .304 .353 .488
1935 32 Pirates 26 81 8 19 8 1 0 0 7 3 0 10 0 0 1 4 .235 .271 .358
1935 32 Reds 92 349 44 117 23 5 10 0 58 35 5 25 2 0 0 3 .335 .396 .516
1936 33 Reds 119 380 59 106 25 2 13 0 71 39 6 36 1 0 1 11 .279 .348 .458
1937 34 Tigers 17 20 2 6 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 6 0 1 1 0 .300 .348 .450
1945 42 Dodgers 37 34 6 9 1 0 1 0 9 5 1 7 0 0 0 1 .265 .359 .382
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 1,552 5,603 882 1,818 399 110 181 3 997 520 37 553 92 1 11 107 .324 .383 .532
Babe Herman

Babe Herman Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1926 Robins 1B 101 92 2,412 992 9.8 978 918 60 14 55 n/a n/a n/a .986 10.95
1926 Robins LF 7 6 102 5 0.7 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.32
1926 Robins RF 28 28 471 58 2.1 55 51 4 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .948 3.15
1927 Robins 1B 105 104 2,724 1,057 10.1 1,036 968 68 21 64 n/a n/a n/a .980 10.27
1927 Robins LF 1 1 21 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1928 Robins RF 127 126 2,583 253 2.0 237 225 12 16 2 n/a n/a n/a .937 2.48
1929 Robins 1B 2 2 54 18 9.0 17 16 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 8.50
1929 Robins RF 141 140 3,573 270 1.9 254 244 10 16 2 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.92
1930 Robins RF 153 152 3,981 276 1.8 270 260 10 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.83
1931 Robins RF 150 150 447 324 2.2 311 287 24 13 7 n/a n/a n/a .960 18.79
1932 Reds RF 146 146 3,867 423 2.9 410 392 18 13 6 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.86
1933 Cubs RF 131 129 3,375 276 2.1 264 252 12 12 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.11
1934 Cubs 1B 7 7 174 63 9.0 62 59 3 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.62
1934 Cubs RF 114 108 2,853 205 1.8 199 192 7 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.88
1935 Pirates 1B 3 2 54 20 6.7 18 18 0 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 9.00
1935 Pirates LF 15 15 372 24 1.6 23 22 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.67
1935 Reds 1B 14 13 324 134 9.6 132 123 9 2 11 n/a n/a n/a .985 11.00
1935 Reds LF 76 74 1,911 165 2.2 161 156 5 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.27
1936 Reds 1B 4 1 27 10 2.5 10 9 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.00
1936 Reds LF 91 88 1,998 181 2.0 175 172 3 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.36
1936 Reds RF 1 1 18 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1937 Tigers LF 2 2 18 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1945 Dodgers RF 3 0 21 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 994 980 21,189 2,087 2.1 2,002 1,905 97 85 21 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.55
1B Totals 236 221 5,769 2,294 9.7 2,253 2,111 142 41 138 n/a n/a n/a .982 10.54
LF Totals 192 186 4,422 379 2.0 368 359 9 11 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.25
13 Years 1,422 1,387 31,380 4,760 3.3 4,623 4,375 248 137 159 n/a n/a n/a .971 3.98
Babe Herman

Babe Herman Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1926 Robins 8 0 1.000 8 0 n/a 45.1 9.4 6.1 - - -
1927 Robins 4 3 .571 24 0 n/a 29.4 10.0 5.6 - - -
1928 Robins 1 6 .143 7 0 n/a 40.5 13.5 5.3 - - -
1929 Robins 21 0 1.000 3 0 n/a 27.1 12.6 5.0 - - -
1930 Robins 18 12 .600 0 0 n/a 17.5 11.0 4.7 - - -
1931 Robins 17 9 .654 1 0 n/a 33.9 9.4 6.3 - - -
1932 Reds 7 5 .583 2 0 n/a 36.1 12.8 6.6 - - -
1933 Cubs 6 7 .462 6 0 n/a 31.8 8.9 5.5 - - -
1934 Cubs 1 9 .100 4 0 n/a 33.4 6.6 5.6 - - -
1935 Pirates 0 1 .000 10 0 n/a 0.0 8.1 11.6 - - -
1935 Reds 5 6 .455 5 0 n/a 34.9 14.0 6.0 - - -
1936 Reds 4 4 .500 27 0 n/a 29.2 10.6 5.4 - - -
1937 Tigers 2 0 1.000 15 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 6.7 - - -
1945 Dodgers 0 0 .000 34 0 n/a 34.0 4.9 3.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 94 62 .603 146 0 n/a 31.0 10.1 5.6 - - -
Babe Herman

Babe Herman Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1926 Brooklyn Robins n/a Undetermined n/a -
1927 Brooklyn Robins n/a Undetermined n/a -
1928 Brooklyn Robins n/a Undetermined n/a -
1929 Brooklyn Robins n/a $12,000.00 n/a -
1930 Brooklyn Robins n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1931 Brooklyn Robins n/a $19,000.00 n/a -
1932 Cincinnati Reds 5 Undetermined n/a -
1933 Chicago Cubs 4 Undetermined - -
1934 Chicago Cubs 4 Undetermined - -
1935 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 Undetermined - -
1935 Cincinnati Reds 11 Undetermined - -
1936 Cincinnati Reds 6 Undetermined - -
1937 Detroit Tigers 27 Undetermined - -
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers 3 , 4 , 32 Undetermined n/a -


Hall of Famer Wee Willie Keeler "hit 'em where they ain't" and set a Dodgers franchise record for hits in a season (216) in 1899 , their first player with a 200-hit season. In 1929 , Babe Herman broke Keeler's record when he finished with year with 217 hits, but The Babe wasn't finished, and a year later The Pride of Flatbush shattered his own record, hitting a still-standing franchise record 241 hits in 1930 ! The closest any Dodger has ever come to the mark was 230 hits, in 1960 . Do you remember who it was? [ Answer ]

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Babe Herman | 1974 Bob Parker 2nd Best Baseball Card | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know his nickname had nothing to do with Babe Ruth ? Herman explained, "The story (is) that I was called Babe because when I came up to the Big Leagues with Brooklyn, I was supposed to have said that I was going to hit like Babe Ruth . As with so many stories that sound good, it's just not so. The fact is I got the nickname Babe way back when I was playing with Edmonton in the Western Canada League. There was a popular champion flyweight prize fighter at the time named Babe Herman and a fog horn lady fan at Edmonton started calling me Babe after Babe Herman the fighter, not after Babe Ruth . She'd yell 'Go get em Babe' or 'Get a hit, Babe' so loud you could hear her all over the ball park, and somehow the name stuck." [Source = The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It . April 6, 2010. Page 214.]

Herman the Great hit for the cycle on May 18, 1931 . Herman the Great hit for the cycle on July 24, 1931 . Herman the Great hit for the cycle on September 30, 1933 . Babe Herman is the only major leaguer to hit for the cycle in three different National League games !

Last-Modified: June 26, 2018 4:14 AM EST

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