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Meyer, Bernhard "Benny" (1/21/1885 - 2/6/1974)
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Bernhard"Benny" Meyer, born in Hematite, Missouri, was a baseball outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1913), Baltimore Terrapins (1914-15), Buffalo Blues (1915), and Philadelphia Phillies (1925).
In four seasons, he played in 310 major league games and had 1,041 at bats, 146 runs, 276 hits, 29 doubles, 17 triples, 7 home runs, 84 RBIs, 46 stolen bases, 158 walks, .265 batting average, .365 on-base percentage, .346 slugging percentage, 360 total bases and 31 sacrifice hits.
After retiring as a player, he worked as a coach for the Philadelphia Phillies under manager Art Fletcher and for the Detroit Tigers under manager Bucky Harris. He developed a reputations for his loudness as a coach for Detroit, which earned him the nickname “Earache,” and was the subject of an article in The Sporting Life in 1929. He managed the Grand Rapids Chicks of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1945.
He died in Festus, Missouri at the age of 89.
Contributed by: Helen Nordquist
Submitted on: 03/11/2017
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