15 February 2015

hank behrman double dipped in a single season

hank behrman was a brooklyn native who played for his hometown team. in two separate stints. hank behrman was a dodger double dipper.

[this is the ninety-second installment in the double dippers posts.  here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daaleric young, nick willhitechris gwynn, mickey hatcherdave anderson, don zimmerrafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike madduxjon garland, chan ho parkvicente romogene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moellerdioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirleyrandy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaverted sizemore,  orel hershisertom goodwinjoe fergusoneddie murraymatt lukeken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grotedon suttonralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessensguillermo motajoe beckwithjamie hoffmannbabe hermanjoe medwickjuan castroron perranoskiclyde kingpaul wanerhughie jenningsron negray, broadway aleck smithgeorge smith, johnny cooney, jim faireyfrenchy bordagaraydoc casey, waite hoytluis olmoclyde sukeforthwillie keeler,  harry howellgermany smithjohnny allenmarv rackleybobo newsom, maury wills, dazzy vance, ray hayworthzack taylorjohn croninart herringbrian falkenborgbill reidy, john andersonvito tamulis, wally hood, jim bruske, bill dahlen, patsy donovanjamey wright, watty clarkandy messersmithrocky nelson, and newt kimball.]

the only card i have of behrman comes from the 1990 target set.
i didn't realize that behrman double dipped until i was preparing the sunday morning target dodger post that ran earlier today.  that's because he double dipped in the same season, so there was no noticeable gap in his dodger service time.

after debuting in 1946 and posting an 11-5 record with a 2.93 era, behrman had a couple of bad outings against the new york giants in april of 1947. a week or so later, he was traded to the pirates in the al gionfriddo deal.  in 10 subsequent appearances for pittsburgh, behrman was 0-2 with an era over 9, and the pirates decided to return him to brooklyn.  back with the dodgers, behrman pitched a bit better, going 5-3 with 8 'saves' in 38 appearances despite an era of 5.30.  he even pitched in 5 of the 7 games of the 1947 world series against the yankees.  after one more season with the dodgers, behrman finished his big league career with the giants in 1949.

this may be the last of the double dipper posts, although i see that the dodgers just re-signed ramon troncoso.  and, this is post number 2600 for the blog - that's one more post than steve garvey had hits in his big league career.  didn't think i would get to that number...

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