Max Bishop

Max Bishop

2B, 1B, SS
Tilly, Camera Eye
September 5, 1899
5' 8"
165 lbs
Major League Debut:
4-15-1924 with PHA


A star with Jack Dunn's 1920s minor league juggernaut, the Baltimore Orioles, Max Bishop was signed by Connie Mack for a large bonus. The second baseman proved a valuable cog in Mack's pennant-winning A's teams of 1929-1931. Bishop earned the name "Camera Eye" for his magnificent judgment at the plate, as he drew at least 100 free passes seven times, primarily as a leadoff man. He was also adept with the leather, leading the American League in fielding four times. Following his 12-year major league career, Bishop served as baseball coach for the United States Naval Academy for nearly a quarter of a century.

Factoid 1

On July 8, 1934, Max Bishop drew eight walks in a doubleheader, tying his own major league record.


Twice in his career, Max Bishop drew five walks in one game,

The Death of Max Bishop

Late in February, 1962, Bishop traveled from his home in Baltimore to his hometown of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of his mother. Just three days after her death, Bishop, still in Waynesboro, died in his sleep. His body was found by his younger brother. Bishop was 62 years old.

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