OF 1940-43, 46-47 Dodgers, Cubs, Phillies
This injury-plagued, fleet outfielder had a weak bat, but nonetheless led the NL
with 40 pinch at-bats for the Phillies in 1947. His father, Larry, was a Braves outfielder
in 1914-15, and his brother, Tookie, was a Giants first baseman in 1950 and 1953.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 6, 1941: The Dodgers snag veteran 2B Billy Herman from the Cubs for OF Charlie Gilbert, IF Johnny Hudson, and $65,000. Herman, the premier 2B in the league, is hitting just .194, but will replace the journeyman Pete Coscarart. In his first game as a Dodger, Herman is 4-for-4 to lead Brooklyn to a 7–3 win over visiting Pittsburgh.