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Elmer Myers

Elmer Myers

Position(s):
P
Born:
March 2, 1894
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6' 2"
Weight:
185 lbs
Major League Debut:
10-06-1915 with PHA

Arriving in Philadelphia as Connie Mack was dismantling a dynasty, Myers shut out the Senators 4-0 in his first ML game (10/6/15) and pitched 315 innings as a rookie in 1916. He won 28 games for four last-place Athletics teams before being traded to Cleveland. He pitched for Cleveland for the 1919-1920 seasons. The Boston Red Sox acquired him for the remainder of that season until 1922. He had 55 wins over his eight year career.

Fast Facts

  • Ty Cobb collected his 3,000th hit against Myers on August 19, 1921

 

Myers passed away on Jul. 29, 1976 in Collingswood, Camden County
New Jersey, USA. He is burried in Sunnyside Cemetery York Springs
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA

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Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Connie Mack, Elmer Myers, Philadelphia Athletics, Ty Cobb

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