Pioneer of Baseball
HERZOG, Buck (1885-1953) American professional baseball player, manager. He played for four National League Clubs between 1908-1920. New York Giants, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reda and the Chicago Cubs. He is considered one of the most respectable figures in baseball. In 1,293 games he had 1,370 hits, 20 home runs, 449 RBIs and 320 stolen bases. He was manager of the Cincinnati Reds during 1914-1916. Herzog became embroiled in controversy (August 1920) when he was one of a group of Cubs players accused of deliberately helping the team loose a game to the Phillies. Later he was accused by a former Giants teammate Rube Benton of attempting a bribe. Buck Herzog was released in January 21 and would never play in the Major Leagues again.
Herzog’s motto was “when you get ‘em down, choke ‘em.” This earned him the nickname “Choke ‘Em Charlie.” A fabulous signature on a vintage card. Note on verso indicates signature was obtained in November 1939, In excellent condition, and a very scarce signature........................................$550.00