A sure-handed first baseman with a reliable bat, Holke played most of his career
with losing teams.'R(((In the Braves' 26-inning tie with Brooklyn in 1920, he made
42 putouts at first base. Though he played at a time when players often tried to
intimidate umpires with aggressive arguing, the mild-mannered Holke played 11 ML
seasons without being thrown out of a game and stretched his record to 20 pro seasons
before he was given the boot as a manager in the Three-Eye League.