Benny Meyer

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Benny Meyer
Born: (1885-01-21)January 21, 1885
Hematite, Missouri
Died: February 6, 1974(1974-02-06) (aged 89)
Festus, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 1913, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1925, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .265
Home runs 7
Runs batted in 84

Bernhard Meyer (January 21, 1885 – February 6, 1974) born in Hematite, Missouri, was a baseball outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1913), Baltimore Terrapins (1914–15), Buffalo Blues (1915) and Philadelphia Phillies (1925).

In four seasons he played in 310 major league games and had 1,041 at bats, 146 runs, 276 hits, 29 doubles, 17 triples, 7 home runs, 84 RBIs, 46 stolen bases, 158 walks, .265 batting average, .365 on-base percentage, .346 slugging percentage, 360 total bases and 31 sacrifice hits.

After retiring as a player, he worked as a coach for the Philadelphia Phillies under manager Art Fletcher and for the Detroit Tigers under manager Bucky Harris. He developed a reputations for his loudness as a coach for Detroit and was the subject of an article in The Sporting Life in 1929.[1] He managed the Grand Rapids Chicks in 1945.

He died in Festus, Missouri, at the age of 89.


  1. ^ "Benny Bears Down for Detroit Tigers". The Sporting News. June 6, 1929. p. 4.