Mel Ott Stats

Mel Ott was born on Tuesday, March 2, 1909, in Gretna, Louisiana. Ott was 17 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 27, 1926, with the New York Giants. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Mel Ott baseball stats page.

"Every time I sign a ball, and there have been thousands, I thank my luck that I wasn't born (Stan) Coveleski or (Bill) Wambsgnass or (Roger) Peckinpaugh." - Mel Ott
Mel Ott
Birth Name:
Melvin Thomas Ott
Nickname:
Master Melvin
Born On:
03-02-1909  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Gretna, Louisiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-21-1958 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cemetery:
Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Gretna High School (Gretna, LA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
04-27-1926 (Age 17)
Last Game:
07-11-1947
Draft:
Not Applicable
Mel Ott

Mel Ott Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Mel Ott

Mel Ott Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1926 17 Giants 35 60 7 23 2 0 0 0 4 1 - 9 0 - 0 - .383 .393 .417
1927 18 Giants 82 163 23 46 7 3 1 0 19 13 - 9 4 - 0 - .282 .335 .380
1928 19 Giants 124 435 69 140 26 4 18 0 77 52 - 36 10 - 2 - .322 .397 .524
1929 20 Giants 150 545 138 179 37 2 42 0 151 113 - 38 10 - 6 - .328 .449 .635
1930 21 Giants 148 521 122 182 34 5 25 0 119 103 - 35 20 - 2 - .349 .458 .578
1931 22 Giants 138 497 104 145 23 8 29 0 115 80 - 44 1 - 2 - .292 .392 .545
1932 23 Giants 154 566 119 180 30 8 38 0 123 100 - 39 3 - 4 - .318 .424 .601
1933 24 Giants 152 580 98 164 36 1 23 2 103 75 - 48 4 - 2 10 .283 .367 .467
1934 25 Giants 153 582 119 190 29 10 35 0 135 85 - 43 1 - 3 10 .326 .415 .591
1935 26 Giants 152 593 113 191 33 6 31 1 114 82 - 58 5 - 3 4 .322 .407 .555
1936 27 Giants 150 534 120 175 28 6 33 0 135 111 - 41 10 - 5 8 .328 .448 .588
1937 28 Giants 151 545 99 160 28 2 31 0 95 102 - 69 4 - 3 4 .294 .408 .523
1938 29 Giants 150 527 116 164 23 6 36 1 116 118 - 47 2 - 5 8 .311 .442 .583
1939 30 Giants 125 396 85 122 23 2 27 0 80 100 - 50 11 - 1 5 .308 .449 .581
1940 31 Giants 151 536 89 155 27 3 19 0 79 100 - 50 5 - 6 9 .289 .407 .457
1941 32 Giants 148 525 89 150 29 0 27 1 90 100 - 68 6 - 3 2 .286 .403 .495
1942 33 Giants 152 549 118 162 21 0 30 2 93 109 - 61 3 - 3 8 .295 .415 .497
1943 34 Giants 125 380 65 89 12 2 18 0 47 95 - 48 4 - 3 4 .234 .391 .418
1944 35 Giants 120 399 91 115 16 4 26 0 82 90 - 47 2 - 3 3 .288 .423 .544
1945 36 Giants 135 451 73 139 23 0 21 0 79 71 - 41 2 - 8 6 .308 .411 .499
1946 37 Giants 31 68 2 5 1 0 1 0 4 8 - 15 2 - 0 1 .074 .171 .132
1947 38 Giants 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
22 Years 2,730 9,456 1,859 2,876 488 72 511 7 1,860 1,708 - 896 109 - 64 82 .304 .414 .533
Mel Ott

Mel Ott Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1926 Giants LF 10 9 174 23 2.3 21 18 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .913 3.26
1927 Giants CF 21 16 375 136 6.5 135 133 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.72
1927 Giants LF 13 11 288 19 1.5 19 19 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.78
1928 Giants 2B 5 5 129 28 5.6 27 14 13 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .964 5.65
1928 Giants 3B 1 0 - 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1928 Giants CF 1 0 - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1928 Giants LF 5 5 132 215 43.0 215 215 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 43.98
1928 Giants RF 109 97 2,286 2,220 20.4 2,213 2,199 14 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .997 26.14
1929 Giants 2B 1 1 27 6 6.0 5 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 5.00
1929 Giants CF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1929 Giants RF 149 148 435 371 2.5 361 335 26 10 12 n/a n/a n/a .973 22.41
1930 Giants RF 146 146 3,735 354 2.4 343 320 23 11 6 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.48
1931 Giants CF 71 71 1,869 1,188 16.7 1,182 1,173 9 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .995 17.08
1931 Giants RF 67 66 1,701 2,171 32.4 2,170 2,159 11 1 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 34.44
1932 Giants RF 154 154 4,593 364 2.4 358 347 11 6 5 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.10
1933 Giants CF 29 28 393 58 2.0 57 55 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.92
1933 Giants RF 136 124 3,264 2,242 16.5 2,238 2,228 10 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .998 18.51
1934 Giants CF 17 16 420 241 14.2 241 240 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 15.49
1934 Giants RF 137 137 3,657 2,265 16.5 2,257 2,246 11 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .996 16.66
1935 Giants 3B 15 15 396 47 3.1 44 19 25 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .936 3.00
1935 Giants RF 137 137 3,684 305 2.2 302 285 17 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.21
1936 Giants RF 148 147 3,906 274 1.9 270 250 20 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .985 1.87
1937 Giants 3B 60 58 1,545 165 2.8 155 42 113 10 5 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.71
1937 Giants RF 91 91 2,388 169 1.9 169 156 13 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.91
1938 Giants 3B 113 113 2,901 351 3.1 336 98 238 15 14 n/a n/a n/a .957 3.13
1938 Giants RF 37 36 954 68 1.8 68 65 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.92
1939 Giants 3B 20 19 510 60 3.0 54 15 39 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.86
1939 Giants RF 96 96 2,418 186 1.9 181 175 6 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.02
1940 Giants 3B 42 39 1,014 121 2.9 113 30 83 8 8 n/a n/a n/a .934 3.01
1940 Giants RF 111 111 2,922 223 2.0 219 210 9 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.02
1941 Giants LF 2 2 27 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1941 Giants RF 143 143 423 312 2.2 259 257 2 53 19 n/a n/a n/a .830 16.53
1942 Giants RF 152 15 24,393 287 1.9 284 269 15 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .990 0.31
1943 Giants 3B 1 0 - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1943 Giants RF 111 111 2,877 237 2.1 231 219 12 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.17
1944 Giants 3B 4 4 57 18 4.5 14 1 13 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .778 6.63
1944 Giants RF 103 101 2,583 208 2.0 205 199 6 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.14
1945 Giants RF 118 116 3,021 232 2.0 228 217 11 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.04
1946 Giants RF 16 15 321 25 1.6 25 23 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.10
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 2,161 1,991 69,561 12,513 5.8 12,381 12,159 222 132 74 n/a n/a n/a .989 4.81
3B Totals 256 248 6,423 764 3.0 718 205 513 46 34 n/a n/a n/a .940 3.02
CF Totals 140 132 3,084 1,624 11.6 1,616 1,601 15 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .995 14.15
LF Totals 30 27 621 260 8.7 258 255 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .992 11.22
2B Totals 6 6 156 34 5.7 32 18 14 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .941 5.54
21 Years 2,593 2,404 79,845 15,195 5.9 15,005 14,238 767 190 114 n/a n/a n/a .987 5.07
Mel Ott

Mel Ott Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1926 Giants 1 - - 24 1 n/a 0.0 6.7 15.0 - - -
1927 Giants 2 - - 50 0 n/a 163.0 18.1 8.6 - - -
1928 Giants 3 - - 4 0 n/a 24.2 12.1 5.6 - - -
1929 Giants 6 - - 0 0 n/a 13.0 14.3 3.6 - - -
1930 Giants 9 - - 2 0 n/a 20.8 14.9 4.4 - - -
1931 Giants 10 - - 1 0 n/a 17.1 11.3 4.3 - - -
1932 Giants 6 - - 0 0 n/a 14.9 14.5 4.6 - - -
1933 Giants 1 - - 0 0 n/a 25.2 12.1 5.6 - - -
1934 Giants 0 - - 0 0 n/a 16.6 13.5 4.3 - - -
1935 Giants 7 - - 0 0 n/a 19.1 10.2 5.2 - - -
1936 Giants 6 - - 2 0 n/a 16.2 13.0 4.0 - - -
1937 Giants 7 - - 1 0 n/a 17.6 7.9 5.7 - - -
1938 Giants 2 - - 1 0 n/a 14.6 11.2 4.5 - - -
1939 Giants 2 - - 10 0 n/a 14.7 7.9 5.0 - - -
1940 Giants 6 - - 0 0 n/a 28.2 10.7 6.8 - - -
1941 Giants 5 - - 3 0 n/a 19.4 7.7 5.8 - - -
1942 Giants 6 - - 0 0 n/a 18.3 9.0 5.9 - - -
1943 Giants 7 - - 13 0 n/a 21.1 7.9 8.1 - - -
1944 Giants 2 - - 14 0 n/a 15.3 8.5 4.9 - - -
1945 Giants 1 - - 17 0 n/a 21.5 11.0 5.7 - - -
1946 Giants 0 - - 15 0 n/a 68.0 4.5 17.0 - - -
1947 Giants 0 - - 4 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
22 Years 89 - - 161 1 n/a 18.5 10.6 5.1 - - -
Mel Ott

Mel Ott Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1926 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1927 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1928 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1929 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1930 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1931 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1932 New York Giants 5 Undetermined n/a -
1933 New York Giants 4 Undetermined - Stats
1934 New York Giants 4 Undetermined Stats -
1935 New York Giants 4 Undetermined Stats -
1936 New York Giants 4 Undetermined Stats Stats
1937 New York Giants 4 $17,500.00 Stats Stats
1938 New York Giants 4 $17,500.00 Stats -
1939 New York Giants 4 $17,500.00 Stats -
1940 New York Giants 4 Undetermined Stats -
1941 New York Giants 4 Undetermined Stats -
1942 New York Giants 4 Undetermined Stats -
1943 New York Giants 4 Undetermined Stats -
1944 New York Giants 4 Undetermined Stats -
1945 New York Giants 4 Undetermined n/a -
1946 New York Giants 4 $35,000.00 - -
1947 New York Giants 4 Undetermined - -


Did you know that for 18 consecutive seasons (1928-1945) Mel Ott led the New York Giants in home runs? That is still the Major League record and the next two closest are Jimmie Foxx , 11 consecutive seasons (1930-1940) and Hank Aaron , also 11 consecutive seasons (1962-1972)?

Who are the 10 best players who never won a Most Valuable Player Award ? Bill James said, "I credit Ott with 525 career Win Shares, making him easily the best player to have struck out in MVP voting." Round out his top-ten: 2. Eddie Mathews, 3. Al Kaline, 4. Eddie Murray 5. Dave Winfield, 6. Paul Molitor, 7. Warren Spahn, 8. Wade Boggs, 9. Tom Seaver, 10. Tony Gwynn.

Mel Ott Hall of Fame Plaque
Mel Ott | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1951 ( HOF )
On August 1, 1945 , Mel Ott hit the five hundredth home run of his Hall of Fame career - the first National League player to enter the 500 Home Runs Club .
Mel Ott 500th Home Run
Mel Ott 500th Home Run ( Box Score ) | The Lincoln Journal | August 2, 1945 | Page 7

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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