Jack Meyer

Jack Meyer

This article is about the professional baseball player. For the English educator and cricketer, see Jack Meyer (educator and cricketer).
Jack Meyer
Born: (1932-03-23)March 23, 1932
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: March 9, 1967(1967-03-09) (aged 34)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1955 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 1961 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Win-loss record 24-34
Earned run average 3.92
Strikeouts 375

John Robert "Jack" Meyer (March 23, 1932 – March 9, 1967) is a former professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of seven seasons (1955–1961) with the Philadelphia Phillies. For his career, he compiled a 24–34 record in 202 appearances, most as a relief pitcher, with an 3.92 earned run average and 375 strikeouts.

Meyer, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, collapsed from a heart attack while watching a basketball game on television and died later at the Jefferson hospital in Philadelphia. Meyer, who was 34 years old, had a history of heart problems. He left a wife and 3 children. He was an alumnus of Wake Forest University.

His nephew, Brian Meyer, pitched briefly for the Houston Astros from 1988 to 1990.[1]

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference