Jackie Mayo

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Jackie Mayo
Born: (1925-07-26)July 26, 1925
Litchfield, Illinois
Died: August 19, 2014(2014-08-19) (aged 89)
North Lima, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 19, 1948, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1953, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .213
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 12
Career highlights and awards

John Lewis Mayo (July 26, 1925 – August 19, 2014)[1] was an American professional baseball player who appeared in 139 Major League games for the Philadelphia Phillies between 1948 and 1953.[2]


Mayo was born in Litchfield, Illinois,[3] and his birth name was John Lewis.[4] In 1947, shortly after graduating from the University of Notre Dame where he was captain of the baseball team,[1] Mayo signed with the Phillies as an amateur free agent.[5]

He appeared in three games of the 1950 World Series, and in one plate appearance, in Game 2, he drew a base on balls against Allie Reynolds of the New York Yankees as a pinch hitter for Robin Roberts leading off the tenth inning. Although Mayo was bunted safely to second base, he remained stranded there as the Yankees won, 2–1.[6][7]

Mayo was part of the team that won the National League pennant in 1950 and was regarded as one of the Philadelphia Whiz Kids.[8]

Following his retirement from Major League Baseball, Mayo retired to Youngstown, Ohio.


  1. ^ a b "JOHN 'JACK' MAYO". Vindy.com. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jackie Mayo". SI.com. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Jackie Mayo Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ "MLB Player Jackie Mayo - Jackie Mayo Bio". SportsPool.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Jackie Mayo". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jackie Mayo". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  7. ^ Retrosheet
  8. ^ O'Loughlin, Joe (2002). "1950: when Philadelphia's Whiz Kids won the N.L. pennant". Baseball Digest. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 

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