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Billy Meyer

MLB Player information
NameBilly Meyer
PositionCatcher / Manager
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutSeptember 6, 1913 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearanceSeptember 18, 1917 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average.236
Home runs1
Runs batted in21
Games managed774
Win-Loss record317-452
Winning %.412
Teams
As player *Chicago White Sox (1913 *Philadelphia Athletics (1916-1917) As manager *Pittsburgh Pirates (1948-1952)

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William Adam Meyer (January 14, 1893 March 31, 1957) was an American baseball player and manager. He holds the dubious distinction as having played for, and managed, two of the worst teams in the history of Major League Baseball.

A catcher who spent most of his playing career in the minor leagues, Meyer broke into the majors with the 1913 Chicago White Sox, but played only one game. Three years later, in 1916, he returned to the American League with the Philadelphia Athletics; he appeared in 50 games for a squad that won only 36 games and lost 117. (The following year, he played in 62 games for an A's club that improved by 19 games, but still posted a poor 55-98 mark.)

Then, a generation-and-a-half later, Meyer piloted the 1952 Pittsburgh Pirates to the worst record in their history, the Bucs winning only 42 of 154 games.


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