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Buddy Myer

Buddy Myer

Position(s):
SS, 3B, 2B, OF
Born:
March 16, 1904
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
163 lbs
Major League Debut:
9-26-1925 with WS1

Buddy Myer

Buddy Myer

One of many talented infielders under contract to the Senators, Buddy Myer was traded to Boston by Clark Griffith in 1927. Almost immediately, the Washington owner scrambled to reacquire Buddy, finally succeeding in 1929, when he gave up five players for him. Myer made the move a smart one, winning a batting title and earning two All-Star selections as a second baseman for the Nats. The career .303 hitter was overshadowed by Charlie Gehringer, the superstar second baseman for the Tigers, but he was immensely popular in D.C., where he played until he retired at the outbreak of World War II.

Career Batting Stats
G AB H R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OBP OPS OPS+
1923 7038 2131 1174 38 850 156 .303 .406 .389 .795 105.5

 

Where does Buddy Myer rank among baseball greats?

Buddy Myer ranks among the Top 50 all-time at 2B. Rankings

Best Season: 1935
Led the AL with a .349 average, edging Cleveland's Joe Vosmik. Myer collected 215 hits, with 36 doubles, 11 triples, five homers, and 100 RBI.

 

Born
Charles Solomon Myer was born on March 16, 1904, in Ellisville, MS.

 

Died
October 31, 1974, Baton Rouge, LA

 

Batted:  Left
Threw:  Right

 

Major League Debut
September 26,1925

Nine Other Players Who Debuted in 1925
Jimmie Foxx
Mickey Cochrane
Lefty Grove
Buddy Myer
Leo Durocher
Billy Rogell
Freddie Fitzsimmons
Mule Haas
Chuck Dressen


Hall of Fame Voting
Year Election Votes Pct
1949 BBWAA 1 .7%

Post-Season Appearances
1925 World Series
1933 World Series

 

Hitting Streaks
21 games (1935)

All-Star Selections
1935 AL
1937 AL

Best Strength as a Player
Selection at the plate. Myer walked more than twice as much as he struck out, 965-428.

Largest Weakness as a Player
He was a poor percentage basestealer. Of course, he also didn't hit many homers, but that had as much to do with Griffith Park, as it did his power.

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