Maury Uhler

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Maurice William Uhler

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Maranville . . . sent a drive out to centerfield which had all the earmarks of extra bases, but Maury Uhler tracked it down for the out." - from an account of the Miracle Braves / 1914 Reds game on July 17, 1914

The Reds displayed some super fielding in the second, which robbed the Braves of some base hits. . . Maury Uhler had to go to extreme center and chase down Leslie Mann's fly ball . . ." - from the same site as above, about the next day's game, July 18, 1914

Maury Uhler only played in the majors for part of one year, in 1914, but he was a busy guy. He played 36 games in the outfield, was a pinch-runner 12 times, and a pinch-hitter four times. He wasn't much of a hitter, with a .214 batting average, but clearly he provided value as a defensive fielder and runner. At age 27, he was a year younger than Cincinnati Reds player-manager Buck Herzog. He spent most of the season with the Minneapolis Millers.

He died in 1918. His death certificate at states he died of tuberculosis.

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