Hans Lobert

Third Base
  • Card series: Pilgrims
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Team: Phillies
  • League: National League

John Bernard Lobert (1881-1868) played 3rd base for 6 teams from 1903-17, then came back to become the oldest “rookie” manager, for the hapless wartime Phils in 1942. Lobert may have been the fastest player of his era, once staging an exhibition racing a thoroughbred around the bases. A “lifer,” Lobert coached or scouted till his dying day.

  • Good fielder and batter, hit .300 4x and twice led NL 3rd basemen in fielding %
  • Don’t know if he beat the horse but he did defeat gold medalist Jim Thorpe

Auction History


T201 Mecca Canvas: Hans Lobert