Chief Meyers

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Birthdate 7/29/1880
Death Date 7/25/1971
Debut Year 1909
Year of Induction
Teams Braves, Giants, Robins
Position Catcher

Christy Mathewson‘s primary catcher, Chief Meyers was in the Top 10 in MVP voting in each of the Giants pennant-winning teams from 1911-1913.

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Chief Meyers writes to Goldsmith's Sons after using their mitt to catch Christy Mathewson's 342nd win that tied him for 4th All Time

Chief Meyers writes to Goldsmith's Sons after using their mitt to catch Christy Mathewson's 342nd win that tied him for 4th All Time

Chief Meyers was a vital contributor for John McGraw‘s back-to-back-to-back pennant winning New York Giants teams of 1911-1913. Leading the team in batting average each of the championship seasons, Meyers batted .334 with a .407 on-base percentage over that three-year run. He was also the prim
Autograph of Chief Meyers' New York Giants battery mate Christy Mathewson

Autograph of Chief Meyers' New York Giants battery mate Christy Mathewson

For seven seasons, Chief Meyers served as the primary catcher for Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson. The two got along as friends in large part because they were unlike most ballplayers of the day. Matty was the class president at Bucknell University; Meyers attended the Ivy League’s Dartmouth. While teammates would drink or play cards

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