Solly Hemus

Major League Baseball player and manager
Hemus in 1953

Solomon Joseph "Solly" Hemus (April 17, 1923 – October 2, 2017) was an American professional baseball infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB).[1] Hemus was one of a select group of major league players to hold a role as a player-manager.[2] He was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He played and managed for the St. Louis Cardinals and briefly played for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hemus died on October 2, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the age of 94.


  1. Career Playing and Managing Statistics and History at
  2. Gibson, Bob; Wheeler, Lonnie (1994). Stranger to the Game. New York: Viking. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-670-84794-5.