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Buck Herzog from the Chronology
Sep 3, 1933 - At Cincinnati the Reds clip the Pirates 9-3 the first loss for the Bucs in 9 games. The Pirates now trail the Giants by 8 games. Red Lucas goes all the way for the win as the Reds shell rookie Ralph Birkofer. After the game Edd Roush's old-timers defeat Buck Herzog's Nine 8-5 called after 5 innings on account of "tiredness." Ninety three old timers turn out and about half take a turn at the plate. Roush's squad includes Pat Duncan Larry Kopf Bill Rariden and Rube Bressler all stars on the Reds 1919 team. Donie Bush and Honus Wagner are the shortstops.
Jul 30, 1922 - The Giants send pitchers Fred Toney and Larry Benton to the Braves with $100000 and bring back righthander Hugh McMillan. Toney refuses to report and stays in New York. When Benton develops into a consistent pitcher the Giants will buy him back. The Giants also sell P Rube Benton to the Reds though he will not play for Cincinnati until 1923. Benton is under suspension for activities related to gambling. Rube t estified about the 1919 World Series and said that Buck Herzog and Hal Chase offered him money to throw a game between the Giants and Cubs during the 1919 season. He said a bartender would back up his story theough the bartender could not be located. Benton also sadi that he had won money on the Reds after being tipped off by Chase. Benton missed last season as well.
Jul 2, 1918 - In Boston proceedings started to determine the status of professional baseball players under the new work or fight rules. Summons were sent to 14 Boston Braves-all the players except Wally Rehg Ray Powell and Joe Kelly who will enter the U.S. Navy Reserve this week. Three other players-Buck Herzog Ed Konetchy and Tom Hughes-are beyond the draft age. Meanwhile the Braves host the Dodgers. Burleigh Grimes allows just three hits and tallies three himself as he spins a 4-0 win.
Jan 8, 1918 - Buck Herzog in McGraw's doghouse since September is traded to the Braves for veteran Larry Doyle and righty Jesse Barnes. Doyle a former Giant and fan favorite was acquired from the Cubs 4 days ago and his trade was rumored. He will play three years in New York before retiring.
Oct 15, 1917 - After Red Faber and Rube Benton match 3 scoreless innings in Game 6 Eddie Collins leads off the 4th and hits a grounder to Heinie Zimmerman at 3B. Collins takes 2nd when the throw gets past 1B Walter Holke. Joe Jackson's ?y to RF is dropped by Dave Robertson and Collins goes to 3B. When Happy Felsch hits one back to the pitcher Collins breaks for home. Benton throws to 3B to catch Collins and C Bill Rariden comes up the line. But with Zimmerman in pursuit Collins keeps running and slides home safely. Zimmerman will be blamed for chasing the runner but nobody was covering home plate. The Giants come back with two runs on Buck Herzog's triple in the 4th but Faber wins his 3rd of the Series 4-2. The winners earn $3669.32 each; the losers $2442.21. One-fourth of each team's share about $4000 is divided equally among the clubs in each league.
Aug 27, 1917 - In the 4th inning in New York Pirates swiftie Max Carey beats out a bunt single and goes to 2B on a single by Tony Boekel. Both runners steal on the next pitch from Rube Benton and with Boekel entangled with New York 2B Buck Herzog Carey steals home as well. Wilbur Cooper makes the one run stand up for the 1-0 win. For Carey it is his 13th steal of home enroute to a NL record 33 steals of home.
Mar 30, 1917 - In an exhibition game in Dallas between the Giants and Tigers Ty Cobb slides into second bases and slashes Buck Herzog's leg with his spikes. Herzog jumps on Cobb and the two fight fiercely until separated. Herzog challenges Cobb to a fight and says he'll be in Cobb's room at 10 p.m. and both will be accompanied by one teammate. Herzog and Heinie Zimmerman show up but Cobb has 8 teammates on hand. Herzog knocks the Tiger star down with his first punch but Cobb gets up and hammers the New Yorker until the two are finally separated. Cobb refuses to play the remaining games with the Giants and at the end of the week the New York players send him a postcard: "It's safe to rejoin your club; we've left."
Jul 20, 1916 - The Reds acquire three future Hall of Famers when Christy Mathewson is traded to Cincinnati with Giants CF Edd Roush and 3B Bill McKechnie for former Giants Buck Herzog and Red Killefer. McKechnie will make it to Cooperstown as a manager not as a player but the 23-year-old Roush is a steal for the Reds. A longtime nemesis of the Reds Mathewson will pitch one game and then manage and a new team nickname will be coined: "Matties." The Reds split today managing just two hits off Pete Alexander who contributes 2 doubles himself to the Phils offense. Alexander wins 6-0 but the Reds salvage a victory in game 2 winning 5-3.
Jan 8, 1916 - The Giants pick up Jesse Barnes last year's NL leader in losses (21) along with Larry Doyle from the Boston Braves. Boston receives veteran Buck Herzog. Barnes will go 6-1 this year and then win a league high 25 games in 1917.
May 1, 1915 - At St. Louis the Cardinals trip the Reds 9-5 St. Louis 2B Miller Huggins helps by pulling the hidden ball trick on Tommy Leach in the 7th inning. The out call is made by home plate ump Charlie Rigler since the base ump had his back to the play. An argument ensues between Rigler and Reds manager Buck Herzog who pushes the ump and spikes his foot. Rigler reacts by hitting Herzog with his mask. Herzog will get a 5-day suspension for his actions.
Dec 12, 1913 - While John McGraw is on his world tour‚ Giants president Harry Hempstead makes a swap with the Reds. The Reds send OF Bob Bescher to the Giants for young catcher Grover Hartley and Buck Herzog‚ who replaces Joe Tinker as manager and shortstop.
Jun 29, 1913 - .30th At Philadelphia New York's thrilling 11-10 win over the Phils puts the Giants on top to stay and ends the dream of an all-Philadelphia World Series. Hooks Wiltse pitches the first 9 innings for New York before wilting and Mathewson relieves. In the 10th Buck Herzog singles off Pete Alexander and Matty wins his 14th. The fireworks continue after the game when McGraw walking to the clubhouse with several Phillies is belted and then jumped by several Philley fans. McGraw is cut up and Phils P Ad Brennan is identified as the instigator of the fight. After investigating NL Prexy Thomas Lynch will suspend both McGraw and Brennan for 5 days with Brennan also fined $100.
Jul 29, 1912 - For the first time a NL team loses a game because of the rule that holds runners in place when a batted ball hits an umpire. A double by the Giants' Buck Herzog drives in 2 runs but the ball hits umpire Garner Bush and the runs do not count. New York loses 4-3 to the Cubs.
Oct 17, 1911 - After criticizing his teammate Marquard's pitching to Baker in his newspaper column Christy Mathewson takes the mound for game 3 against 29-game winner Jack Coombs. Matty takes a 1-0 lead into the 9th. With one out Baker lines another drive over the RF fence to tie it. With that blow he becomes "Home Run" Baker to future generations. Errors by 3B Buck Herzog and SS Art Fletcher give the A's 2 unearned runs in the top of the 11th. New York scores once but the A's win 3-2 behind Jack Coombs's 3-hitter.
Jul 21, 1911 - The Braves acquire SS Al Bridwell and C Hank Gowdy from the Giants for Buck Herzog. For Bridwell and Herzog it is their 2nd tours of duty with their teams while the young Gowdy will be the Boston catcher for the next ten years.
Jul 17, 1911 - Boston Nationals infielder Buck Herzog and OF Doc Miller fail to show up for a home game against the Cubs-a 12-8 Boston win-and they are suspended by the club. After a conference with the club president they rejoin the team. John McGraw anxious to retrieve former Giant Herzog to shore up a weak infield will swap C Hank Gowdy and SS Al Bridwell to Boston for Herzog on the 21st. Doc will get traded next year.