With Billy Jurges, Herman formed a talented double play combo, a better duo than Johnny Evers and Joe Tinker, who had the fortune of being immortalized in a famous poem. Thatís the only reason Evers and Tinker are in the Hall of Fame.
Herman was a solid player with no glaring weaknesses, though he always seemed to be a bit overshadowed by more famous and colorful teammates. He was a ten-time All-Star second baseman and received MVP votes n seven separate seasons. He played in three World Series for the Cubs but was on the losing side in all of them. Later, after the Brooklyn Dodgers acquired him, he helped them to a pennant in his first season, but again suffered a loss in the Fall Classic.
Most consecutive multi-hit games, Chicago Cubs
Appears on the Chicago Cubs All-Time Team >