Tom Hernon

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Thomas H. Hernon

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 156 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tom Hernon, who played for years in the minors and independent ball, had a reputation as a good hitter and base stealer but a lousy fielder. When he hit well for the Kansas City Blues two years in a row, he thought he would be offered a major league contract, but it didn't happen. After he hit .322 for the New Bedford Whalers in 1897, however, he did come to the big leagues with the Chicago Colts managed by Cap Anson later that season. Unlike in the minors, in his four games in the big leagues, he fielded reasonably well but didn't hit, and that was the end of his major league stint. He went back to the minors through 1901 and managed there for part of 1900, but had already started in 1898 to feel the effects of the Bright's disease that would kill him in 1902. He sold insurance for a few years in the off-seasons before his death.

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