July 26, 1925|
|Died: August 19, 2014
North Lima, Ohio
|September 19, 1948, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1953, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||12|
|Career highlights and awards|
Mayo was born in Litchfield, Illinois, and his birth name was John Lewis. In 1947, shortly after graduating from the University of Notre Dame where he was captain of the baseball team, Mayo signed with the Phillies as an amateur free agent.
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.
Following his retirement from Major League Baseball, Mayo retired to Youngstown, Ohio.
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