Solomon Joseph Hemus
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 175 lb.
- High School St. Augustine High School (San Diego)
- Debut April 27, 1949
- Final Game June 14, 1959
- Born April 17, 1923 in Phoenix, AZ USA
- Died October 2, 2017 in Houston, TX USA
Despite not becoming a regular player until age 28, infielder Solly Hemus logged eleven seasons in the majors, hitting a career .273, with moderate power, a good eye at the plate and ability to get on base. He led the league once in runs scored and three times in hit-by-pitch. He finished his major league career with a stunning 39 percent on-base-percentage.
He was player-manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1959 - the last player-manager in team history - and led the club for a season and a half after that year. He was a New York Mets coach in 1962 and 1963 and a member of the Cleveland Indians staff in 1964 and 1965.
- NL Runs Scored Leader (1952)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1952 & 1953)
|St. Louis Cardinals Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1959||St. Louis Cardinals||National League||71-83||7th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1960||St. Louis Cardinals||National League||86-68||3rd||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1961||St. Louis Cardinals||National League||33-41||5th||St. Louis Cardinals||replaced by Johnny Keane on July 6|
|1966||Jacksonville Suns||International League||78-79||7th||New York Mets|
Also managed New York in 1962 Florida Instructional League