Mike Meola

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Mike Meola
Born: (1905-10-19)October 19, 1905
New York City
Died: September 1, 1976(1976-09-01) (aged 70)
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 24, 1933, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 16, 1936, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0-3
Earned run average 8.16
Strikeouts 25

Emile Michael Meola (October 19, 1905 – September 1, 1976) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between the 1933 and 1936 seasons. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 175 lb., Meola batted and threw right-handed. He was born in New York City.


Meola started his baseball career in 1928 with the Chambersburg Maroons of the Class D Blue Ridge League. He pitched six years in the minor leagues before joining the Boston Red Sox in 1933.

In 1934, Meola enjoyed one of the best seasons ever for a pitcher in minor league history, after going 20–5 with a 2.90 ERA for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League. The next year he finished with a 19–8 mark. He divided his playing time between the St. Louis Browns and Boston Red Sox in 1936, his last major league season.


In a three-year majors career, Meola posted a 0–3 record with 15 strikeouts and an 8.16 ERA in 18 appearances, including three starts, one complete game, one save, and 43.0 innings of work. He also spent more than a decade in the minors, pitching for the Charlotte, Jersey City, Toronto and Syracuse teams, among others. Following his baseball retirement in 1939, he worked as a demolition contractor in New York.


A resident of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Meola died there at age 70.[1]


  1. ^ Nowlin, Bill. "Mike Meola", Society for American Baseball Research. Accessed May 10, 2016. "He moved to New Jersey and was active in church and Republican Party affairs in the Fair Lawn, New Jersey, area where he made his home."