Sam Mertes Essentials

Positions: Leftfielder and Second Baseman

Bats: Right  •  Throws: Right

5-10, 185lb (178cm, 83kg)

Born: August 6, 1872 in San Francisco, CA

Died: March 11, 1945 (Aged 72-217d) in Villa Grande, CA

Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA

Debut: June 30, 1896

Last Game: September 15, 1906 (Age 34-040d)
vs. CHC 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 SB

Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1896 season

Full Name: Samuel Blair Mertes

Nicknames: Sandow

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Full Name: Samuel Blair Mertes

Sam Mertes possessed a rare combination of speed and power. From 1899 to 1905, he was routinely among the league leaders in stolen bases, triples, and home runs.