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Harry "Hy" MYERS

Grove Hill Cemetery
Columbiana County,
Ohio

Harry/Henry "Hi" Myers was a major league center fielder. He was in the top 10 in his league twice in batting average, on-base percent. slugging average, hits, total bases, adjusted OPS, and in the top 10 in his league three times in RBI, triples and sacrifice hits. His year to shine was 1919 when he led his league in slugging average, triples and RBI. In game 1 of the 1916 World Series, he had two hits and one RBI. His home run in game 2 of the 1916 World Series was Brooklyn's only score. In game 3 of the 1920 World Series, his two hits and RBI helped make the difference in a 2-1 win. On June 6, 1918, he scored the only run of the game on a double steal in the game when Casey Stengel released a sparrow from under his cap. On May 14, 1919, he hit reportedly the longest home run at Ebbets Field. He also played in the longest major league game ever, twenty-six innings on May 1, 1920.

Contributed on 10/12/09

Record #: 111098

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Submitted: 10/12/09 • Approved: 10/12/09 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R111098-G0-S3

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