Famous Masons

Many men throughout history have been members of our fraternity.

In these pages we will present you with them and try to impress upon you the great men that have been Masons.

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John Niehoff

Baseball Infielder – Reds
Birthday: May 13, 1884 Deceased: September 8, 1974

Biography

Second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for four different clubs between the 1913 and 1918 seasons. He batted and threw right-handed. A native of Louisville, Colorado, Niehoff entered the majors in 1913 with the Cincinnati Reds, playing for them two years before joining the Philadelphia Phillies (1915?1917), St. Louis Cardinals (1918) and New York Giants (1918). He was a classic line-drive hitter and steady double play partner for shortstops Buck Herzog (Reds) and Dave Bancroft (Phillies). His most productive season came in 1916 with Philadelphia, when he posted career-highs in runs (65) and runs batted in (61), while leading the National League hitters with 42 doubles. He also was a member of the Phillies team that lost the 1915 World Series to the Boston Red Sox. In a six-season career, Niehoff was a .240 hitter (489-for-2037) with 12 home runs and 207 RBI in 581 games, including 210 runs, 104 doubles, 19 triples and 71 stolen bases.

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