Chicago Daily News 1910 Photo courtesy Chicago Historical Society
An outstanding fielding third baseman Gus 'Gee Gee' Getz played in the major leagues with the old Boston Braves, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates during baseball's rough-and-tumble dead ball era.
A noted defensive star, Gus Getz compiled a .942 lifetime fielding percentage during a timeframe during which baseball infields contained pebbles, stones, rocks and even tiny bits of glass, and when base runners came sliding into bases with their spikes held high. He played 266 games at third base, 19 at second, 15 at shortstop, 3 at first and 11 in the outfield.
Gus Getz batted .238 life-time, which in this time frame was respectable, and stole 41 bases in 339 games. Baseball History