- Herman Long (baseball)
Infobox MLB retired
April 13, 1866
deathdate=death date and age|1909|9|17|1866|4|13
debutteam= Kansas City Cowboys
Runs batted in
* Kansas City Cowboys (1889)
* Boston Beaneaters (1890-1902)
* New York Highlanders (1903)
* National Leauge pennant: 1891-1893, 1897-1898
* National League home run champion: 1900
* 4 seasons with a .300+ batting average
* 2 seasons with 100+ RBI
* 7 seasons with 100+
Herman C. Long (
April 13, 1866- September 17, 1909) was an American shortstopin Major League Baseballwho played for the Kansas City Cowboys (1889), Boston Beaneaters (1890-1902), New York Highlanders (1903), Detroit Tigers(1903), and Philadelphia Phillies(1904).
Long was born in
Chicago, Illinois. He later managed in the minor leagues. He died of tuberculosisat age 43 in Denver, Colorado.
As of August 2008, Long holds the Major League record for most errors in a career, with 1096 errors made over his seventeen year career. [ [http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/stats/historical/player_stats.jsp?statType=3&teamPosCode=all&timeFrame=3&c_id=mlb&sitSplit=&venueID=&Submit=Submit&timeSubFrame2=0&baseballScope=mlb&timeSubFrame=0&&sortByStat=E Historical Player Stats | MLB.com: Stats ] at mlb.mlb.com] Only two other players have made more than 1000 errors in their careers:
Bill Dahlenand Deacon White. This includes a record 1070 errors committed while playing shortstop.
List of major league players with 2,000 hits
List of Major League Baseball players with 1000 runs
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List of Major League Baseball players with 500 stolen bases
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List of Major League Baseball home run champions
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List of Major League Baseball players with 400 stolen bases
* [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/L/Long_Herman.stm Bio at BaseballLibrary.com]
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