Robert E. Berryhill
- Born November 1, 1866 in Lebanon, IN USA
- Died November 4, 1961 in Indianapolis, IN USA
Bob Berryhill was a player and manager in the early days of pro baseball.
His first known stop was with Frankfort in 1888. In 1890, he was player/manager of Marion/Logansport in the Indiana State League at age 23. The next year, he was with the Fond du Lac Mud Hens, managing part of the year. In '92, he hit .277 and slugged .435 for the Atlanta Firecrackers. Among players with 40+ games, he was third in the Southern Association in slugging, behind Count Campau and Dick Phelan. He again spent time as skipper. His whereabouts during 1893 are unknown.
In 1894, he was 8 for 27 with 9 runs in 7 games for the Toledo White Stockings. The next year, he hit .341 and slugged .555 with 38 doubles, 7 triples, 19 homers and 113 runs for the Lynchburg Hill Climbers. He was second in the Virginia State League in average (.011 behind Louis Lippert), third in runs (behind Hal O'Hagan and Lippert), led in hits (173, two ahead of Lippert), led in doubles (8 ahead of Lippert and Chick Stahl), tied Butch McIntyre for the home run lead and led in slugging (.006 ahead of Lippert). Moving up to the Wilmington Peaches in 1896, he fell to .247/?/.345.
Berryhill batted .248 and slugged .350 for the 1897 Burlington Colts. He played third, first, catcher, outfield and pitcher and took over managing for Dal Williams. His 1898-99 whereabouts are unclear. In 1900, he appeared for the Meriden Silverites and two Atlantic League teams. It is unknown where he played (or if he did) from 1901-1903. In 1904, the 37-year-old hit .219 for the Evansville River Rats and again took a turn at the reins. He vanishes again from the B-R Register in 1905. In 1906, he hit .107 in 85 games for the Mattoon-Charleston Canaries and managed them before Jack McCarthy took over. He also hit .214 in 31 games as a first baseman for the Newark Cotton Tops. He then guided the Newark Newks in 1907 and still played on occasion at age 40. He began '08 as the Newark skipper before being replaced by Harry Eells.
Bob also managed Newark for part of 1910, his fourth decade in baseball.
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