Charlie Mead

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Charlie Mead
Born: (1921-04-09)April 9, 1921
Vermilion, Alberta
Died: May 8, 2014(2014-05-08) (aged 93)
Victorville, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 28, 1943, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1945, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average.245
Home runs3
Runs batted in27

Charles Richard Mead (April 9, 1921 – May 8, 2014) was a professional outfielder who played for the New York Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB) 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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