Lost Advertisements–Germany Schaefer for Coca-Cola

30 Aug



Another 1916 Coca-Cola advertisement featuring another new member of the New York Yankees, coach Herman “Germany,” “The Prince” Schaefer.

This year coach for the New York Americans–the greatest comedian in baseball today.  Of all smiles his favorite smile in Coca-Cola.

The 40-year-old Schaefer was purchased by the Yankees from the Newark Pepper of the Federal League when the Feds folded after the 1915 season.  Used almost entirely as a coach, he appeared in only one game and went 0 for 1 at the plate.  He was released by the Yankees in September.


3 Responses to “Lost Advertisements–Germany Schaefer for Coca-Cola”


  1. “It is Feared that the Cares of his Office are making an old man out of Tim” | Baseball History Daily - August 18, 2014

    […] threw a wild pitch to the next batter, Matty McIntyre scoring Herman “Germany” Schaefer and Crawford.  The Tigers went on to win 9 to 3.  Jake Stahl filed a protest with American league […]

  2. Harley Parker | Baseball History Daily - October 20, 2014

    […] than a month into his tenure Parker was on the field for one of William Herman “Germany” Schaefer’s stunts.  On August 4, Schaefer’s Washington Senators were playing the Chicago White Sox.  […]

  3. “Here was the King of all the Tramps I’d ever seen” | Baseball History Daily - October 7, 2015

    […] favorites—Rube Waddell, Crazy Schmit, Dizzy Dean—“Also, Flint Rhem, Babe Herman, Bobo Newsom, Germany Schaefer, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Arlie Latham—nits, wits, and half-wits—but all great ballplayers.”  […]

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