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James Albert Myers (Cod)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8½", Weight 165 lb.

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Al Myers spent eight years in the majors, mostly with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals. In his two best years, 1886 and 1890, he hit .277 each year.

Except in 1877 when Al played some shortstop, he was exclusively a second baseman in the majors.

In 1890 his 29 doubles were fourth in the league and his 81 RBI were ninth in the league.

The book Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball says that Mack and his new wife Margaret, in the off-season after the 1888 season, along with Myers and and Jim Whitney, traveled toward California, playing on a pay-per-game basis for various barnstorming teams. The players made enough money for their expenses as well as some left over.

Myers was involved in a triple play in 1890. Batter Germany Smith hit a drive that shortstop Bob Allen was able to catch by sprinting into short left field. Allen threw to Myers at second, catching Adonis Terry off that bag, and then Myers threw to first baseman Al McCauley who caught runner Tom Daly off first.

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