June 9, 1893|
|Died: March 1, 1963
Long Beach, California
|October 1, 1914, for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 22, 1927, for the Brooklyn Robins|
|Runs batted in||819|
|Career highlights and awards|
Emil Frederick "Irish" Meusel (June 9, 1893 – March 1, 1963) was an American baseball left fielder.
He was first signed with the Washington Senators in 1914 and played one game. After a tour in the minor league, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1918. He played four years for the Phillies, averaging over .300 in three of those years.
Midway through the 1921 season, he was traded to the New York Giants. His subsequent play helped the Giants erase a 7½-game deficit to edge out the Pittsburgh Pirates and claim the pennant. He finished the year with a career-best .343 batting average. The Giants went on to win the 1921 World Series over the New York Yankees. His brother, Bob Meusel, played for the Yankees.
In 1922, Meusel compiled 204 hits and was second in the league with 132 RBIs, both career highs. In 1923, he led the National League with 125 RBIs while scoring a career-high 102 runs. In 1925 he batted .328 with 111 RBIs and 21 home runs, a personal best. His career average is .310 with 819 RBIs. His final year was with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1927.
He died on March 1, 1963.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Irish Meusel at Find a Grave
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