Monday, September 28, 2015

no. 456 - bob meyer

Who is the man: Bob Meyer had closed out his career when this card was issued. He pitched in just 10 games for the Brewers in 1970 and was released by Milwaukee in March of 1971.

Can ya dig it: For this set it appears that Topps just lined up all the Brewers in Yankee Stadium and took their pictures.

Right on: This is Meyer's final card.

You see that cat Meyer is a bad mother: Meyer led the minor leagues in wild pitches several times. Between 1960-63 his yearly wild pitch totals were 11, 18, 13 and 11.

Shut your mouth: Meyer pitched for three different teams in 1964, the Yankees, Angels and A's.

No one understands him but his woman: Meyer is often cited for pitching a one-hitter and losing. It came on Sept. 12, 1964 when he was pitching for the Kansas City A's. He gave up only a double to the Orioles, but that runner came around to score on a pair of sacrifices. Meanwhile, Orioles starter Frank Bertania also pitched a one-hitter, except he didn't allow any runs.

(A word about the back): I don't know if that Sept. 12, 1964 game remains tied for the AL record for fewest hits in a nine-inning game, but I do know why it isn't the major league record. During Sandy Koufax's perfect game in 1965 against the Cubs, Chicago starter Bob Hendley surrendered just one hit.

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