Thursday, December 30, 2010
#84 Bob Meyer
Robert Bernard Meyer
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.
Born: August 4, 1939 in Toledo, OH
MLB Debut: April 20, 1964 New York Yankees
Final MLB Game: May 20, 1970 Milwaukee Brewers
Years with the Angels: 1964
June 12, 1964: Purchased by the Los Angeles Angels from the New York Yankees.
July 29, 1964: Purchased by the Kansas City Athletics from the Los Angeles Angels.
Starting as pitcher against the Washington Senators, he first got Ed Brinkman to ground out, but after John Kennedy homered and Chuck Hinton and Bill Skowron walked, he was replaced by Don Lee. The Angels went on to win 7-5 on Tuesday, June 16, 1964 (N) at D.C. Stadium.
Started pitcher in 5 out of the 6 games he appeared in with the Angels ending up 1-1 with 13 K in 18 innings and a 5.00 ERA.
Best Angels Performance:
Got his only Angels win after going 6 shutout innings with 5 K against the Kansas City Athletics on Friday, June 26, 1964 (N) at Chavez Ravine.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- Played for the Yankees (1964); Angels (1964); Athletics (1964); Pilots (1969) and Brewers (1970).
- Set a rookie record by throwing a one-hitter (for KC) holding the Orioles to 19 official at-bats (but lost the game 1-0) on Saturday, September 12, 1964 (N) at Memorial Stadium.
- First ever Lifetime Acheivement Award from the National Association of Trade Exchanges.
- Inducted into the International Reciprocal Trade Association's "Barter Hall-of-Fame". (You read that right)