April 9, 1921 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|August 28, 1943 for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1945 for the New York Giants|
|Runs batted in||27|
Charles Richard Mead (born April 9, 1921) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the New York Giants from 1943 to 1945. He stood 6'1½" and weighed 185 lbs. He was born in Vermilion, Alberta, Canada.
Mead is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on August 28, 1943 in a road game against the Boston Braves at Braves Field. His last game for New York was on September 30, 1945. He was released by the Giants on April 9, 1946, and never again returned to the major leagues.
Mead's career totals include 87 games played, 64 hits, 3 home runs, 27 RBI, 18 runs, a .245 batting average, and a slugging percentage of .318. He was an average defensive outfielder for his era, handling 156 out of 160 total chances successfully for a fielding percentage of .975. One defensive highlight is that he participated in 6 double plays in just 71 outfield appearances.
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