27 July 2014

art herring double dipped

i believe that this is the last of the brooklyn players to have played for the team, left and joined another organization, then returned to play for the dodger franchise once more.  art herring was a dodger double dipper.  

[this is the seventyeighth 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 taylor, and john cronin.]

here's his 1990 target card
herring had pitched for the tigers for five seasons prior to joining the dodgers for the first time in 1934.  he posted a 2-4 record that year, with a 6.20 era in 14 games (5 starts).  he spent all of 1935 in the dodgers' minor league affiliate in sacramento, before joining the boston braves' minor league affiliate in st. paul for the 1936 season.  herring stayed in st. paul, even as the team became a white sox affiliate in 1937, finally getting back to the majors with the chisox in 1939 for 7 appearances.  after that, he returned to st. paul, which eventually became the dodgers' double-a affiliate.

the dodgers called herring up to the big club in 1944, and he remained there through the 1946 season.  during that time, herring compiled a record of 17-10 with a 3.43 era in 69 games.  the pirates purchased his contract following the 1946 season, and herring ended his big league career with the pirates the following season.

thanks to his long career with the lengthy minor league stretch in the middle, herring went 15 seasons between doubles and triples.  supposedly, the stretch between doubles was a record until jamie moyer hit one 19 years after hitting his previous double.  i don't know if the triples gap is a record, but i do know that art herring was a dodger double dipper.

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