Billy Meyer

Billy Meyer

Birth
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Death 31 Mar 1957 (aged 65)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 13758258 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player, Manager. He caught in one game for the Chicago White Sox in 1913 and got a single in his only at-bat. He next played for the Philadelphia Athletics, batting .232 in 50 games in 1916 and .235 in 62 games in 1917. The right-handed batter's career totals were .236 with one homer, 21 runs batted in. He played eight years for Louisville before succeeding Joe McCarthy as player-manager of the Colonels in 1926. He managed 19 years in the minor leagues with other stops being in Springfield (Mass.), Binghamton, Oakland, Kansas City and Newark. He won pennants in Louisville (1926), Binghamton (1933 to 1935), Kansas City (1939, 1940 and 1947) and Newark (1942). He was named to succeed Billy Herman as Pittsburgh manager in 1948. He took over a last-place club which won 62 games and turned the Pirates into a fourth-place team with an 83-71 record. It would be his only winning season. What followed were 71-83 and sixth place in 1949, 57-96 and last place in 1950, 64-90 and seventh place in 1951 and 42-112 and the cellar in 1952. He was replaced by Fred Haney for the '53 season. He then scouted for the Pirates until his death.

Bio by: Ron Coons


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  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 27 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13758258
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Meyer (14 Jan 1892–31 Mar 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13758258, citing Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .