Chief Meyers Stats

Chief Meyers was born on Thursday, July 29, 1880, in Riverside, California. Meyers was 28 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 16, 1909, 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 Chief Meyers baseball stats page.

"You know, Dartmouth (College - He attended, but did not play) is just like the Giants: once a Giant, always a Giant. And this is quoted from Chaucer: once a Dartmouth, always a Dartmouth. You never lose that affection for the old school, regardless if you just get in there and get a cup of coffee. They instill that spirit into you that lasts. Dartmouth men are very, very close, all over the world. They'll never turn you down." - Chief Meyers in The Glory of Their Times (1992)
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Birth Name:
John Tortes Meyers
Nickname:
Chief or Ironman
Born On:
07-29-1880  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Riverside, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-25-1971 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Bernardino, California
Cemetery:
Green Acres Memorial Park, Bloomington, California
High School:
Riverside High School (Riverside, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
194
First Game:
04-16-1909 (Age 28)
Last Game:
10-04-1917
Draft:
Not Applicable
Chief Meyers

Chief Meyers 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
Chief Meyers

Chief Meyers Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1909 29 Giants 90 220 15 61 10 5 1 1 30 22 - - 4 - 6 - .277 .359 .382
1910 30 Giants 127 365 25 104 18 0 1 0 62 40 - 18 13 - 4 - .285 .362 .342
1911 31 Giants 133 391 48 130 18 9 1 0 61 25 - 33 10 - 13 - .332 .392 .432
1912 32 Giants 126 371 60 133 16 5 6 1 54 47 - 20 9 - 8 - .358 .441 .477
1913 33 Giants 120 378 37 118 18 5 3 0 47 37 - 22 4 - 9 - .312 .387 .410
1914 34 Giants 134 381 33 109 13 5 1 0 55 34 - 25 5 - 8 - .286 .357 .354
1915 35 Giants 110 289 24 67 10 5 1 0 26 26 - 18 1 - 7 - .232 .311 .311
1916 36 Robins 80 239 21 59 10 3 0 0 21 26 - 15 3 - 6 - .247 .336 .314
1917 37 Robins 47 132 8 28 3 0 0 0 3 13 - 7 3 - 0 - .212 .283 .235
1917 37 Braves 25 68 5 17 4 4 0 0 4 4 - 4 3 - 2 - .250 .311 .426
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
9 Years 992 2,834 276 826 120 41 14 2 363 274 - 162 55 - 63 - .291 .367 .378
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Chief Meyers Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1909 Giants C 64 - - 464 7.3 447 376 71 17 4 8 - - .963 0.00
1910 Giants C 117 - - 817 7.0 792 638 154 25 16 17 17 - .969 0.00
1911 Giants C 128 12 258 855 6.7 837 729 108 18 11 10 0 10 .979 87.59
1912 Giants C 122 - - 706 5.8 687 576 111 19 10 12 12 - .973 0.00
1913 Giants C 116 - - 747 6.4 722 579 143 25 12 6 - - .967 0.00
1914 Giants C 126 - - 657 5.2 637 487 150 20 16 5 5 - .970 0.00
1915 Giants C 96 88 1,816 562 5.9 554 464 90 8 15 13 50 0 .986 8.24
1916 Robins C 74 72 1,743 492 6.6 484 389 95 8 9 8 47 0 .984 7.50
1917 Robins C 44 41 739 229 5.2 223 186 37 6 3 4 21 0 .974 8.15
1917 Braves C 24 21 495 150 6.3 150 113 37 0 3 3 13 0 1.000 8.18
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 911 234 5,051 5,679 6.2 5,533 4,537 996 146 99 86 165 10 .974 29.58
9 Years 911 234 5,051 5,679 6.2 5,533 4,537 996 146 99 86 165 10 .974 29.58
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Chief Meyers Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1909 Giants 3 - - 0 0 n/a 220.0 0.0 7.3 - - -
1910 Giants 5 - - 0 0 n/a 365.0 20.3 5.9 - - -
1911 Giants 7 - - 0 0 n/a 391.0 11.8 6.4 - - -
1912 Giants 8 - - 0 0 n/a 61.8 18.6 6.9 - - -
1913 Giants 7 9 .438 0 0 n/a 126.0 17.2 8.0 - - -
1914 Giants 4 - - 0 0 n/a 381.0 15.2 6.9 - - -
1915 Giants 4 4 .500 0 0 n/a 289.0 16.1 11.1 - - -
1916 Robins 2 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 15.9 11.4 - - -
1917 Robins 4 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 18.9 44.0 - - -
1917 Braves 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 17.0 17.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
9 Years 44 13 .772 0 0 n/a 202.4 17.5 7.8 - - -
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Chief Meyers Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1909 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1910 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1911 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1912 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1913 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1914 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1915 New York Giants n/a Undetermined n/a -
1916 Brooklyn Robins n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1917 Brooklyn Robins n/a Undetermined n/a -
1917 Boston Braves n/a Undetermined n/a -


In 1883 Francis Richter founded the Sporting Life, a weekly magazine devoted to coverage of all sports, with an emphasis on baseball. In 1887 Richter, and other baseball journalists, formed the Base Ball Reporters Association of America, also referred to as the National Base Ball Reporters' Association. And in 1914 Richter wrote the History and Records of Baseball: the American Nation's Chief Sport (Philadelphia: Sporting Life Publishing Co., 1914). In that historic book Richter selected the greatest players in each position in each decade:

Francis Richter Greatest Players by Decade

Decade Catchers Catchers
1870-1880 Doug Allison Deacon White
1880-1890 Charlie Bennett Buck Ewing
1890-1900 Tom Daly Yank Robinson
1900-1912 Chief Meyers Billy Sullivan
Decade Pitchers Pitchers
1870-1880 Candy Cummings Al Spalding
1880-1890 John Clarkson Old Hoss Radbourn
1890-1900 Amos Rusie Cy Young
1900-1912 Christy Mathewson Rube Waddell
Decade First Base First Base
1870-1880 Wes Fisler Joe Start
1880-1890 Cap Anson Charlie Comiskey
1890-1900 Jake Beckley Dan Brouthers
1900-1912 Hal Chase Fred Tenney
Decade Second Base Second Base
1870-1880 Ross Barnes Al Reach (NA Only)
1880-1890 Fred Dunlap Bid McPhee
1890-1900 Nap Lajoie Fred Pfeffer
1900-1912 Eddie Collins Johnny Evers
Decade Third Base Third Base
1870-1880 Cap Anson Ezra Sutton
1880-1890 Jerry Denny Denny Lyons
1890-1900 John McGraw Billy Nash
1900-1912 Home Run Baker Jimmy Collins
Decade Shortstops Shortstops
1870-1880 Davy Force George Wright
1880-1890 Monte Ward Ned Williamson
1890-1900 Hughie Jennings Herman Long
1900-1912 Honus Wagner Bobby Wallace
Decade Left Fielders Left Fielders
1870-1880 Andy Leonard Lip Pike
1880-1890 Tip O'Neill George Wood
1890-1900 Ed Delahanty Joe Kelley
1900-1912 Fred Clarke Chick Stahl
Decade Center Fielders Center Fielders
1870-1880 Count Sensenderfer (NA Only) Harry Wright
1880-1890 Ned Hanlon Hardy Richardson
1890-1900 Billy Hamilton Bill Lange
1900-1912 Ty Cobb Tris Speaker
Decade Right Fielders Right Fielders
1870-1880 Jack Chapman Cal McVey
1880-1890 Joe Kelley Sam Thompson
1890-1900 Jesse Burkett Mike Tiernan
1900-1912 Sam Crawford Willie Keeler

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

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