Fred Luderus was a major star and was rated as one of the best first basemen during the 1910s. He was a fine defensive player and a top home run slugger during the Dead Ball Era when he hit 56 home runs from 1911-1914. Luderus made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs in September of 1909 and was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1910. Luderus was a top runs producer and helped the Phillies win the pennant in 1915 by hitting .315, 36 doubles and 7 home runs. In the World Series, he led all batters with a .438 average and had 6 RBIs.
Fred Luderus held the record for consecutive games played with 533. On the 525th game of this streak, Phillies fans packed their ballpark to honor him with a Fred Luderus Day on September 24, 1919. Fred Lunderus He played 12 years in the majors and finished with a .277 lifetime batting average. Baseballhistorian.com