William Jennings Herman (July 7, 1909 - September 5, 1992) was an incredibly talented second baseman during the 1930s and ‘40s, setting numerous records that stand today. Because of his durability and everyday presence on the field, Herman led the National League in many fielding statistic such as putouts, assists, errors and fielding percentage. However, Herman was no slouch at the plate, batting over the .300-mark eight times and was very adept at the hit-and-run. Herman played primarily for the Chicago Cubs (1931-1941) but also spent time with National League team like Brooklyn, Boston and Pittsburgh and earned ten All-Star selections in 15 seasons. Billy Herman retired with a .304 career batting average with 2.345 hits, 1,163 runs, and 839 RBI. In 1936, Billy Herman had an impressive five hits on Opening Day and currently shares that record. The Veterans Committee elected William Jennings Herman to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.