Stephen Arnold Douglas Behel
Behel was a 19th-century ballplayer who had a 2-year career in the majors: 9 games with Milwaukee of the Union League in 1884, and 59 with the New York Mets of the American Association in 1886. Behel is listed in the encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, but this web site has since been told that more recent research indicates he was not Jewish. One of the encyclopedia's authors, Jesse Silver, confirmed this information.
Birth and Death Dates:
November 6, 1860 -- February 15, 1945
An outfielder who didn't hit much, he had a .210 career average without a home run. He wasn't a great fielder, either, with 15 errors in 59 games during the 1886 season. In 1886, he scored 32 runs in 59 games.
1884 and 1886
Batting Avg.: .210
Slugging Avg.: .249
Home Runs: 0
Home Run %: 0
RBI: No available statistics
Strike Outs: No available statistics.
Stolen Bases: No available statistics.
Total Chances per Game: 1.6
Fielding Avg: .865
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