Tom Herr Stats

Tom Herr was born on Wednesday, April 4, 1956, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Herr was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 13, 1979, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Tom Herr baseball stats page.

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"'My nature,' Herr once said, 'has always been that of a team concept.' That's what enabled him to go from being signed as a non-drafted free agent in 1974, right out of high school in Lancaster, to playing 13 seasons in the big leagues, including seven in which he was considered the Cardinals' best second baseman. They won the NL pennant in three of those seasons, had the best record in their division a fourth season. But Herr wasn't merely good enough to play regularly. He was the club's quiet heart and soul, a gritty competitor who in many ways epitomized the overachieving clubs that won with Whitey Herzog as manager." - Author Mike Eisenbath in The Cardinals Encyclopedia (Temple University Press, 05/14/1999, Page 205)

Tom Herr

Tom Herr Autograph on a 1990 Fleer (#560)

Tom Herr Autograph on a 1990 Fleer (#560)

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Birth Name:
Thomas Mitchell Herr ( Twitter : @TomHerrBaseball )
Nickname:
Tom
Born On:
04-04-1956  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Hempfield High School (Lancaster, PA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
08-13-1979 (Age 23)
Last Game:
10-04-1991
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Tom Herr

Tom Herr Pitching Stats

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Tom Herr

Tom Herr Hitting Stats

1979 23 Cardinals 14 10 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200
1980 24 Cardinals 76 222 29 55 12 5 0 0 15 16 5 21 1 2 1 8 .248 .299 .347
1981 25 Cardinals 103 411 50 110 14 9 0 0 46 39 3 30 6 5 1 9 .268 .329 .345
1982 26 Cardinals 135 493 83 131 19 4 0 0 36 57 2 56 3 5 2 5 .266 .341 .320
1983 27 Cardinals 89 313 43 101 14 4 2 0 31 43 2 27 8 3 1 7 .323 .403 .412
1984 28 Cardinals 145 558 67 154 23 2 4 0 49 49 2 56 10 3 2 11 .276 .335 .346
1985 29 Cardinals 159 596 97 180 38 3 8 0 110 80 5 55 5 13 2 6 .302 .379 .416
1986 30 Cardinals 152 559 48 141 30 4 2 0 61 73 10 75 6 4 5 8 .252 .342 .331
1987 31 Cardinals 141 510 73 134 29 0 2 1 83 68 3 62 4 12 3 12 .263 .346 .331
1988 32 Cardinals 15 50 4 13 0 0 1 0 3 11 3 4 2 0 0 1 .260 .393 .320
1988 32 Twins 86 304 42 80 16 0 1 0 21 40 1 47 1 0 0 9 .263 .349 .326
1989 33 Phillies 151 561 65 161 25 6 2 0 37 54 2 63 6 2 3 9 .287 .352 .364
1990 34 Phillies 119 447 39 118 21 3 4 0 50 36 4 47 6 2 2 10 .264 .320 .351
1990 34 Mets 27 100 9 25 5 0 1 0 10 14 0 11 0 0 0 1 .250 .342 .330
1991 35 Mets 70 155 17 30 7 0 1 0 14 32 4 21 2 2 0 1 .194 .328 .258
1991 35 Giants 32 60 6 15 1 1 0 0 7 13 1 7 0 0 0 3 .250 .384 .300
13 Years 1,514 5,349 676 1,450 254 41 28 1 574 627 47 584 60 53 22 100 .271 .347 .350

Tom Herr

Tom Herr Fielding Stats

1979 Cardinals 2B 6 3 87 23 3.8 23 12 11 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.14
1980 Cardinals 2B 58 42 1,164 247 4.3 243 107 136 4 37 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.64
1980 Cardinals SS 14 12 330 68 4.9 65 17 48 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .956 5.32
1981 Cardinals 2B 103 103 294 590 5.7 585 211 374 5 74 n/a n/a n/a .992 53.72
1982 Cardinals 2B 128 126 3,264 699 5.5 690 263 427 9 97 n/a n/a n/a .987 5.71
1983 Cardinals 2B 86 83 2,079 429 5.0 423 178 245 6 60 n/a n/a n/a .986 5.49
1984 Cardinals 2B 144 144 3,738 786 5.5 780 328 452 6 106 n/a n/a n/a .992 5.63
1985 Cardinals 2B 158 158 42 797 5.0 785 337 448 12 120 n/a n/a n/a .985 504.64
1986 Cardinals 2B 152 150 3,993 775 5.1 766 352 414 9 121 n/a n/a n/a .988 5.18
1987 Cardinals 2B 137 137 3,504 663 4.8 656 306 350 7 103 n/a n/a n/a .989 5.05
1988 Cardinals 2B 15 15 390 64 4.3 63 28 35 1 9 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.36
1988 Twins 2B 73 73 1,875 339 4.6 335 140 195 4 54 n/a n/a n/a .988 4.82
1988 Twins SS 2 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1989 Phillies 2B 144 142 3,639 703 4.9 696 281 415 7 80 n/a n/a n/a .990 5.16
1990 Phillies 2B 114 109 2,838 535 4.7 530 240 290 5 79 n/a n/a n/a .991 5.04
1990 Mets 2B 26 26 669 96 3.7 94 35 59 2 15 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.79
1991 Mets 2B 57 40 1,134 221 3.9 221 100 121 0 29 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.26
1991 Mets CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1991 Giants 2B 15 10 294 41 2.7 41 14 27 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.77
1991 Giants 3B 3 1 33 5 1.7 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.09
2B Totals 1,416 1,361 29,004 7,008 4.9 6,931 2,932 3,999 77 991 n/a n/a n/a .989 6.45
SS Totals 16 12 342 68 4.3 65 17 48 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .956 5.13
3B Totals 3 1 33 5 1.7 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.09
CF Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
13 Years 1,436 1,374 29,382 7,081 4.9 7,001 2,951 4,050 80 1,001 n/a n/a n/a .989 6.43

Tom Herr

Tom Herr Miscellaneous Stats

1979 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 1 10 n/a 0.0 5.0 10.0 - - -
1980 Cardinals 9 2 .818 9 9 n/a 0.0 10.6 14.8 - - -
1981 Cardinals 23 7 .767 0 0 n/a 0.0 13.7 8.9 - - -
1982 Cardinals 25 12 .676 7 0 n/a 0.0 8.8 13.7 - - -
1983 Cardinals 6 8 .429 5 0 n/a 156.5 11.6 10.1 - - -
1984 Cardinals 13 7 .650 1 0 n/a 139.5 10.0 11.4 - - -
1985 Cardinals 31 3 .912 1 0 n/a 74.5 10.8 5.4 - - -
1986 Cardinals 22 8 .733 1 0 n/a 279.5 7.5 9.2 - - -
1987 Cardinals 19 4 .826 4 0 n/a 255.0 8.2 6.1 - - -
1988 Cardinals 3 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 50.0 12.5 16.7 - - -
1988 Twins 10 3 .769 11 0 3 304.0 6.5 14.5 - - -
1989 Phillies 10 7 .588 9 0 n/a 280.5 8.9 15.2 - - -
1990 Phillies 7 1 .875 6 0 n/a 111.8 9.5 8.9 - - -
1990 Mets 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 100.0 9.1 10.0 - - -
1991 Mets 7 2 .778 17 0 n/a 155.0 7.4 11.1 - - -
1991 Giants 2 0 1.000 17 0 n/a 0.0 8.6 8.6 - - -
13 Years 188 64 .746 90 19 3 191.0 9.2 9.3 - - -

Tom Herr

Tom Herr Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1979 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $21,000.00 - -
1980 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $30,000.00 - -
1981 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $32,500.00 - -
1982 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $45,000.00 - Stats
1983 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $165,000.00 - -
1984 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $165,000.00 - -
1985 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $560,000.00 Stats Stats
1986 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $750,000.00 - -
1987 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $925,000.00 - Stats
1988 St. Louis Cardinals 28 $875,000.00 - -
1988 Minnesota Twins 33 , 18 $875,000.00 - -
1989 Philadelphia Phillies 28 $825,000.00 - -
1990 Philadelphia Phillies 28 $825,000.00 - -
1990 New York Mets 28 "     " - -
1991 New York Mets 28 $1,400,000.00 - -
1991 San Francisco Giants 28 "     " - -

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Did you know that Tom Herr, on April 18, 1987 , hit his first and only career grand slam and did so on seat cushion giveaway night? It was the bottom of the tenth inning, two men were out, the bases were loaded, Jesse Orosco was on the mound, and after Herr hit the walk-off grand slam the fans littered the field with their seat cushions. Jack Buck calmly said, "Looks like we are having seat cushion night again tomorrow night."

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