Joe Gerhardt

Second Base
  • Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
  • City: New York
  • Team: Giants
  • League: National League

John Joseph Gerhardt (1855-1922) played for 11 teams over his 15-year career, primarily at second base. He averaged only .227 at the plate but led the league at times in key fielding categories. He played for the biggest teams of his day: the Giants, Mutuals, and Reds and also for the more obscure: the Washington Blue Legs, the Baltimore Canaries, the Louisville Eclipse and the Brooklyn Gladiators.

  • Gerhardt was named manager of two of his teams: Louisville in 1883 and St. Louis in 1890
  • A 1922 NY writer compared him favorably to the best: “None had anything on Move Em Up Joe Gerhardt”

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