Herb Hunter

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Herbert Harrison Hunter

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0½", Weight 165 lb.

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Herb Hunter organized three trips of American baseball players to Japan. He first brought an American group to that country in 1920, then followed with tours there in 1922 and 1931. The quality of the teams rose each time - the first group had been a mix of Pacific Coast League and major league players, while the last team had 7 future Hall of Famers, including Lefty Grove, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Cochrane. A financial dispute in 1934 led to Lefty O'Doul taking over the organization of such affairs.

Herb Hunter, an infielder mostly at the corners, had four cups of coffee with the New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals and continued playing in the minor leagues until 1929. He served in the U.S. Navy in both World Wars. A retired hotel manager, he moved to central Florida in 1937 where he engaged in real estate sales and died at age 74.

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