Hi Myers

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"Hy" Myers (Henry Harrison Myers)

B: Apr 27, 1889 D: May 1, 1965

Pos: OF, 2B, 3B BA: .281
Hits: 1,380 HRs: 32
RBI: 559 BBs: 195

One of the best unknown players in baseball history, Myers played 11 years with the Dodgers, 1909-1922, encompassing the Nap Rucker to Zack Wheat eras. When Myers first came to Brooklyn he was a hayseed out of East Liverpool, Ohio, the stomping grounds of Cy Young. By the time he left the borough he was one of the most popular Dodgers ever, yet few outside New York knew him.

Myers led the NL twice in triples, garnering a total of 100. In 1919 he led the league in three offensive categories and one defensive category, but was lost in the shadows of illu-minaries Zack Wheat, Ivy Olson, Ed Konetchy and Otto Miller, and a pitching staft that included Burleigh Grimes and Sherry Smith. Myers hit a home run off Babe Ruth in the first inning of Game Two of the 1916 World Series. The Dodgers then went the next 13 innings without a run, starting Ruth's Series pitching record of consecutive scoreless innings.

Playing Career: 1909, 1911, 1914-1925;

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Brooklyn Dodgers Henry Harrison "Hy" Myers

Henry Harrison "Hy" Myers (April 27, 1889 – May 1, 1965) was a professional baseball player. He was an outfielder over all or part of 14 seasons (1909–1925) with the Brooklyn Superbas/Robins, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds.

In 1919 he led the National League in RBIs (73), triples (14), slugging (.436) and total bases (223). He appeared in 154 games the next year for the pennant-winning Robins, again leading the league in triples (22). He participated in the 1916 and 1920 World Series for Brooklyn, hitting a home run off of Babe Ruth in the 1916 World Series.

In a 14-year career, Myers was a .281 hitter (1380-4910) with 32 home runs, 555 runs, 179 doubles, 100 triples and 559 RBI in 1,310 games played.[1] As a member of the Dodgers he had four 5-hit games.[2]

He was born in 1889 in East Liverpool, Ohio, and died on May 1, 1965, in Minerva, Ohio, at the age of 76. He was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery in Hanoverton, Ohio.

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  1. ^ "Hi Myers career statistics at baseball-reference". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  2. ^ "Hi Myers top performances at retrosheet.org". retrosheet.org. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
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