Just 1 birthday to report this November 23rd:
Herman Charles Reich B Nov. 23, 1917 D Oct. 22, 2009
Senators Short Timer Herman Reich spent 1 odd season in the majors in 1949.
Drafted by the Cleveland Indians from Portland of the Pacific Coast League in 1948, Reich would be waived by the Indians before ever appearing in a major league game.
Selected off waivers by the Washington Senators, Reich would make his major league debut in early May. He’d appear in just 2 games in a Senators uniform, going 0-2 at the plate, before being returned to the Indians.
Reich would play in 1 game for Cleveland going 1 for 2 at the plate with 1 walk when he’d be waived again, this time picked up by the Chicago Cubs in mid-May.
With the Cubs, Reich would actually go on to have a decent season, batting .280 with 108 hits including 18 doubles, 2 triples and 3 homers with 36 RBI’s while playing both 1st base and outfield. However even with that performance, Reich would never return to the majors, playing in his last game in early October of 1949.