Ernest Guy Diehl
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut May 31, 1903
- Final Game August 12, 1909
- Born October 2, 1877 in Cincinnati, OH USA
- Died November 6, 1958 in Miami, FL USA
Ernie Diehl had four cups of coffee in the big leagues. He also played in Toledo in 1907, showing up in the clean-up position in several games in September. The Sporting Life issue of September 14, 1907 indicates that Diehl "is identified with strong financial interests" and plays for fun.
A headline in the Boston Globe of September 1, 1907, on page 7, stated: "Fred Clarke Laid Up. Dreyfuss Decides to call in Diehl, Cincinnati Councilman, who Plays for Fun". The article reads, in part:
"The Toledo management announced yesterday that Ernie Diehl, the amateur ball player, Cincinnati councilman and all-round sportsman, had consented to join the team in Indianapolis tomorrow. Diehl, who is too wealthy to adopt baseball as a profession, has helped out the Pittsburg [sic] club on a number of occasions, always refusing to accept a cent for his services, and promised that if Pres. Dreyfus [sic] ever needed him he would respond at once. It is this promise upon which Mr Dreyfus now depends."
However, Diehl does not seem to have played for Pittsburgh in 1907. Interesting insight, though.