Heinie Zimmerman Stats

Heinie Zimmerman was born on Wednesday, February 9, 1887, in New York, New York. Zimmerman was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 8, 1907, with the Chicago Cubs. 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 Heinie Zimmerman baseball stats page.

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"I'm Irish and I haven't much use for the Dutch, but there's one Dutchman I think a whole lot of, and that's Heinie Zimmerman. I think so much of him that I love to see him fight the other fellows. And ah, there's the rub. Darn him, he doesn't play regular. He gets canned too often for fighting the umpires. It ain't fair for those who pay their money to see Zim swat the pill and it also ain't fair to the rest of the bunch. Now to come down to brass tacks: Here's a $100 bill split in two. Go give one half to Heinie and if he stays in the game for two weeks—that is, if he doesn't get canned by an ump in that period of time, pass him the other half and a piece of sticking plaster to glue 'em together. Seriously, I want Zim to quit kicking. Two weeks of living in harmony with umps will do everybody a lot of good, Zim most of all. Please put a mask over my name, and sign: A Split Century" - Sports Illustrated (09/24/1984, 'Hush Money Kept Heinie Zimmerman's Mouth—and At Times His Bat—quiet', Source )

Heinie Zimmerman

Heninie Zimmerman Autograph on a 2011 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts (#91)

Heninie Zimmerman Autograph on a 2011 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts (#91)

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Birth Name:
Henry Zimmerman
Nickname:
Heinie, The Great Zim
Born On:
02-09-1887  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New York, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-14-1969 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
New York, New York
Cemetery:
Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
High School:
None Attended (Dropped Out At Age 14)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
176
First Game:
09-08-1907 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-10-1919
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Heinie Zimmerman Pitching Stats

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Heinie Zimmerman Hitting Stats

1907 20 Cubs 5 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 - - 0 - 0 - .222 .222 .333
1908 21 Cubs 46 113 17 33 4 1 0 0 9 1 - - 4 - 0 - .292 .298 .345
1909 22 Cubs 65 183 23 50 9 2 0 0 21 3 - - 4 - 0 - .273 .285 .344
1910 23 Cubs 99 335 35 95 16 6 3 0 38 20 - 36 7 - 1 - .284 .326 .394
1911 24 Cubs 143 535 80 164 22 17 9 0 85 25 - 50 18 - 5 - .307 .343 .462
1912 25 Cubs 145 557 95 207 41 14 14 0 99 38 - 60 18 - 6 - .372 .418 .571
1913 26 Cubs 127 447 69 140 28 12 9 0 95 41 - 40 16 - 6 - .313 .379 .490
1914 27 Cubs 146 564 75 167 36 12 4 1 87 20 - 46 12 - 5 - .296 .326 .424
1915 28 Cubs 139 520 65 138 28 11 3 0 62 21 - 33 15 - 5 - .265 .300 .379
1916 29 Cubs 107 398 54 116 25 5 6 0 64 16 - 33 10 - 3 - .291 .324 .425
1916 29 Giants 40 151 22 41 4 0 0 0 19 7 - 10 3 - 0 - .272 .304 .298
1917 30 Giants 150 585 61 174 22 9 5 0 102 16 - 43 18 - 1 - .297 .317 .391
1918 31 Giants 121 463 43 126 19 10 1 0 56 13 - 23 11 - 1 - .272 .294 .363
1919 32 Giants 123 444 56 113 20 6 4 0 58 21 - 30 20 - 5 - .255 .296 .354
13 Years 1,456 5,304 695 1,566 275 105 58 1 796 242 - 404 156 - 38 - .295 .331 .419

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Heinie Zimmerman Fielding Stats

1907 Cubs 2B 4 - - 19 4.8 15 7 8 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .789 0.00
1907 Cubs LF 1 - - 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1907 Cubs SS 1 - - 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1908 Cubs 2B 20 - - 91 4.6 84 41 43 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 0.00
1908 Cubs 3B 1 - - 5 5.0 4 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.00
1908 Cubs OF 8 - - 5 0.6 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1908 Cubs SS 1 - - 4 4.0 3 1 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 0.00
1909 Cubs 2B 31 - - 128 4.1 121 66 55 7 7 n/a n/a n/a .945 0.00
1909 Cubs 3B 4 - - 14 3.5 12 6 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.00
1909 Cubs SS 12 - - 70 5.8 60 28 32 10 4 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.00
1910 Cubs 1B 1 - - 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1910 Cubs 2B 32 - - 154 4.8 146 73 73 8 15 n/a n/a n/a .948 0.00
1910 Cubs 3B 23 - - 76 3.3 75 37 38 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .987 0.00
1910 Cubs CF 4 - - 6 1.5 6 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1910 Cubs SS 26 - - 139 5.3 115 46 69 24 9 n/a n/a n/a .827 0.00
1911 Cubs 1B 11 11 264 118 10.7 117 107 10 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .992 11.97
1911 Cubs 2B 108 108 2,808 592 5.5 560 256 304 32 42 n/a n/a n/a .946 5.38
1911 Cubs 3B 20 20 537 68 3.4 59 25 34 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .868 2.97
1912 Cubs 1B 22 - - 227 10.3 223 212 11 4 15 n/a n/a n/a .982 0.00
1912 Cubs 3B 121 - - 419 3.5 384 142 242 35 16 n/a n/a n/a .916 0.00
1913 Cubs 3B 125 - - 407 3.3 371 139 232 36 18 n/a n/a n/a .912 0.00
1914 Cubs 2B 12 - - 66 5.5 61 25 36 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .924 0.00
1914 Cubs 3B 118 - - 377 3.2 338 141 197 39 13 n/a n/a n/a .897 0.00
1914 Cubs SS 15 - - 77 5.1 67 30 37 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .870 0.00
1915 Cubs 2B 100 99 2,388 507 5.1 478 211 267 29 30 n/a n/a n/a .943 5.40
1915 Cubs 3B 36 36 909 121 3.4 110 39 71 11 3 n/a n/a n/a .909 3.27
1915 Cubs SS 4 2 51 8 2.0 8 2 6 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.24
1916 Cubs 2B 14 14 351 73 5.2 68 22 46 5 6 n/a n/a n/a .932 5.23
1916 Cubs 3B 85 82 2,124 307 3.6 286 88 198 21 11 n/a n/a n/a .932 3.64
1916 Cubs SS 4 3 81 15 3.8 14 6 8 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 4.67
1916 Giants 2B 1 0 - 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1916 Giants 3B 40 40 990 122 3.1 115 38 77 7 5 n/a n/a n/a .943 3.14
1917 Giants 2B 5 2 27 10 2.0 9 6 3 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .900 9.00
1917 Giants 3B 149 148 3,525 525 3.5 497 148 349 28 22 n/a n/a n/a .947 3.81
1918 Giants 1B 19 18 420 195 10.3 194 184 10 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .995 12.47
1918 Giants 3B 100 102 2,607 353 3.5 337 128 209 16 8 n/a n/a n/a .955 3.49
1919 Giants 3B 123 123 3,117 415 3.4 390 122 268 25 15 n/a n/a n/a .940 3.38
3B Totals 945 551 13,809 3,209 3.4 2,978 1,054 1,924 231 118 n/a n/a n/a .928 5.82
2B Totals 327 223 5,574 1,641 5.0 1,543 708 835 98 109 n/a n/a n/a .940 7.47
SS Totals 63 5 132 314 5.0 268 114 154 46 19 n/a n/a n/a .854 54.82
1B Totals 53 29 684 543 10.2 537 506 31 6 30 n/a n/a n/a .989 21.20
OF Totals 8 0 0 5 0.6 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
CF Totals 4 0 0 6 1.5 6 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
LF Totals 1 0 0 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
13 Years 1,401 808 20,199 5,720 4.1 5,339 2,394 2,945 381 276 n/a n/a n/a .933 7.14

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Heinie Zimmerman Miscellaneous Stats

1907 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 9.0 - - -
1908 Cubs 2 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 12.6 - - -
1909 Cubs 7 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 8.7 - - -
1910 Cubs 7 - - 0 0 n/a 111.7 9.3 8.8 - - -
1911 Cubs 23 - - 0 0 n/a 59.4 10.7 6.3 - - -
1912 Cubs 23 - - 0 0 n/a 39.8 9.3 5.6 - - -
1913 Cubs 18 19 .486 0 0 n/a 49.7 11.2 4.7 - - -
1914 Cubs 17 - - 0 0 n/a 141.0 12.3 6.5 - - -
1915 Cubs 19 13 .594 0 0 n/a 173.3 15.8 8.4 - - -
1916 Cubs 15 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 66.3 12.1 6.2 - - -
1916 Giants 9 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 15.1 7.9 - - -
1917 Giants 13 - - 0 0 n/a 117.0 13.6 5.7 - - -
1918 Giants 14 - - 0 0 n/a 463.0 20.1 8.3 - - -
1919 Giants 8 - - 0 0 n/a 111.0 14.8 7.7 - - -
13 Years 175 32 .845 0 0 n/a 91.4 13.1 6.7 - - -

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Did you know that Heinie Zimmerman led the National League in batting average (.372) and home runs (14) in 1912, but failed to win the triple crown , as Honus Wagner led the league in RBIs ( Top 25 )? The two-time world champion (1907 & 1908) was given his own Casey at the Bat parody in this 1913 Chicago Daily Tribune poem:

July 2, 1913

It looked like ready money for our Heine Zim that day;
The Cubs were in the lead with just an inning left to play,
So as he took his war club and ambled to the plate
He had visions of that half a C a-plastered to its mate.
But when the umps yelled out “Strike one” then Heine dropped his smile.
Next came a teasing floater many yards above his head,
And ne’er a word from Heine as “Strike tuh” the umpire said.
With waving hand he quelled the mob, stilled Rajah’s angry shout,
And with his cap he deftly wiped the froth from Evers’ mout’.
Ten thousand eyes were on him as he laid down his big stick,
Ten thousand eyes were on him as he reached down in his kick,
And as he gazed so fondly there at something in his mitt
The multitude was hep that it was one-half of the split.
And now the pitcher holds the ball and now he lets it go,
But Heine, turning to the bench, “Too low,” says he. “Too low.
But, unheeding the tumultuousness or tumultuosity of the bleachers’ angry shout,
The umps most stentoriously he yells, “Strike te-ree an’ out!
. . . . . . . . .
O, somewhere in this favored land Split C is still about,
And somewhere hounds are on the scent, trying to root him out.
And somewhere else there is sunshine bright, somewhere there is no gloom;
It’s somewhere else than our west side – Zim’s in a padded room.

DADIE A. MACK GAFFNEY T.T.
Ring W. Lardner, In the Wake of the News
Chicago Daily Tribune, pg. 13, July 3, 1913

The Sporting News (October 8, 1914, Page 4), had the following anecdote about The Great Zim: "Speaking of Heinie Zimmerman, which we were not, recalls an incident at the Cardinal park in St. Louis one day. It was early this season and Sweeney , who went from Boston to Chicago in the famous Evers mess, was playing second. Sweeney made a brilliant stop of a ground ball, ran to second and then completed a snappy double by throwing to first. Zim was playing shortstop. 'Well, watchatinkyerdoin?' said Zimmerman to Sweeney as they came to the bench after the inning and his voice carried a mean sound. 'Why didn’t yer let me in on the play?' 'Wasn’t necessary. The play was completed all right, Zim,' said Sweeney . 'Yes, you’re pullin' some of that Boston stuff, ain't you?' replied the mighty Zim. A little more of 'that Boston stuff' on the Cubs team might have served them well at this time. Zim didn't know what 'Boston stuff' was when he made that remark."

Ring Lardner, winner of the 1963 Spink Award , once quoted Zim in his column In the Wake of the News (Chicago Daily Tribune, April 8, 1914, Page 19): The Great Zim borrowed a Trib. from a pal and read the subhead, "Heine takes a Siesta." "That’s a lie!" he shouted angrily. "I didn't have nothin' but a beer."

Last-Modified: March 11, 2020 5:22 AM EST

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