Emil Batch

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1912 Imperial Tobacco

Emil Batch
(Heinie or Ace)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Emil Batch played four seasons in the major leagues, all with the Brooklyn Superbas during the dead-ball era. He was a third baseman during his first two years and an outfielder thereafter.

In 1904, he came up for 28 games, hitting .255 on a team which hit .232. On September 16, 1904, Batch hit a triple and a homer off the great Christy Mathewson. Mike McCormick, the regular third baseman that year, hit .184, and the next year, Batch had the job at third. In 1905, he hit .252 with 11 triples and 5 home runs (7th best in the league); teammate Harry Lumley hit 7 home runs and the team hit .246. However, Emil made 57 errors in the field. The next year, Batch appeared in only 59 games, of which only 2 were at third base. He hit .256 on a team that hit .236. In 1907, Batch's last year, he played outfield again and hit .247 on a team that hit .232. He had no power, with a slugging average of .289 that was below the team's .298.

A baseball card of Batch with the Rochester team in 1909 shows him with a wide face and a narrow chin. Batch, Rochester, 1909 He became a telephone operator after his baseball career.

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