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Magee
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Buddy Myers baseball glove. Stamped BUDDY MYERS. Also stamped Left Wel Oil Treated Horsehide Special . Great condition.

Information of who he was per Wikipedia

Washington Senators (1925–1927)
Boston Red Sox (1927–1928)
Washington Senators (1929–1941)
Career highlights and awards

2× All-Star selection (1935, 1937)

Charles Solomon "Buddy" Myer (March 16, 1904 – October 31, 1974) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball from 1925 to 1941.

An excellent hitter, he batted .300 or better in eight full seasons, and retired with a career average of .303. He walked more than twice as many times as he struck out. Apart from a brief period with the Boston Red Sox in 1927–28, he spent his entire career with the Washington Senators.

Early life

Myer was born in Ellisville, Mississippi to a Jewish family

Career

Myer decided to go to college at Mississippi A&M (now Mississippi State University). In 1923, he attracted many baseball scouts to watch him play. That same year, the Washington Senators offered him a contract. Buddy accepted the contract with the one condition, that he finish his college education. Myer graduated from Mississippi A&M in 1925.

He was discovered by baseball promoter, Joe Engel, who managed the Chattanooga Lookouts at Engel Stadium.

He broke in with the Senators in 1925 at the age of 21. In 1926 he batted .304. In May 1927 he was traded by the Senators to the Red Sox for Topper Rigney.

In 1928 he stole a career-high 30 bases for the Red Sox, leading the league, while batting .313, and was 5th in the league with 26 sacrifice hits. He came in 9th in AL MVP

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  1. Magee, 2 years ago
    What is it worth?
  2. dixlee dixlee, 2 years ago
    Buddy Myer played 17 years in the major leagues, longer than any other Jewish ballplayer. He retired with a lifetime batting average of .303 with 2,131 hits and an on base percentage of .389. During his career, he drove in 850 runs while scoring 1174 runs. Myer's .303 career batting average was better than the career average of Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr at .288. As a second baseman, Buddy helped execute 963 double plays as opposed to Johnny Evers' 688. For all positions played, Evers had a total of 692 double plays while Myer had 1,134.

    Some people still feel that Buddy Myer belongs in the Hall of Fame. Bill James, in Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame?, compared Myer to Billy Herman, also a second baseman, who is in the Hall of Fame. James' view is that Billy Herman had greater visibility than Myer. James went on to say, "Myer's performance was more valuable to his team while Herman's was more eye-catching." He concluded with the feeling that Herman, after retiring as an active player, returned to manage and coach in the big leagues. Therefore, Herman's greater visibility earned him a place in the Hall of Fame. Myer never came back to baseball in any capacity.

    Buddy never tooted his own horn. He was a quiet man who let his playing do the talking. He was not a power hitter at a time when power, led by Babe Ruth, was a key ingredient in baseball. In 1975, the Veterans Committee who voted Billy Herman into the Hall of Fame never even considered Myer. It is doubtful that Buddy Myer will ever be considered for the Hall of Fame.

    After retiring from baseball, Buddy became a successful mortgage banker. Buddy Myer died at the age of 70 on October 31, 1974, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His wife and two sons survived him.

  3. dixlee dixlee, 2 years ago
    I hve collected a few gloves over the years.
    at issue here is the name MEYERS stamped on the glove. Buddy spelled his name MEYER, no S. As to worth, hard to say given the issue with the name on the glove and although a great player, Meyer was passed over by the Veterans Committee for HOF induction in favor of Billy Herman.

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