Born: March 23, 1932|
Died: March 9, 1967 (aged 34)|
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 16, 1955 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 30, 1961 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||3.92|
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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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