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Position: 3B      Born: Feb 26, 1945      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

The Ohio-born infielder was signed as a free agent by the Colt .45s and played five games as a 19-year-old in 1964 for his only big league action. He managed to score two runs although he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his career.

He played a few more seasons in the minors, then retired as a player in 1969. Following that, Hertz turned to coaching, guiding many successful Florida high school and college baseball programs, including winning a high school state championship in 1978. He coached many players that went on to become major leaguers, such as Placido Polanco and Orlando Palmeiro.

In 2007 he became manager of the Tel Aviv Lightning of the Israel Baseball League, who finished in second place with a 26-14 record in their inaugural season.

He now resides in Kendall, Florida.