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Herman Long

Born: April 13, 1866
Chicago, Illinois
Died: September 17, 1909 (aged 43)
Denver, Colorado
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 17, 1889 for the Kansas City Cowboys
Last MLB appearance
July 13, 1904 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average     .277
Hits     2127
Runs batted in     1055
Career highlights and awards
  • 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+ runs scored

Herman C. Long (April 13, 1866–September 17, 1909) was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball who 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 tuberculosis at age 43 in Denver, Colorado.


Records held

As of June 2009, Long holds the Major League record for most errors in a career, with 1096 errors made over his seventeen year career.[1] Only two other players have made more than 1000 errors in their careers: Bill Dahlen and Deacon White. This includes a record 1070 errors committed while playing shortstop.


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Preceded by
Buck Freeman
National League Home Run Champion
Succeeded by
Sam Crawford


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