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We remember Mel Ott (1909-58)

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Mel Ott was born in Louisiana on this day in 1909.   He became one of the greatest power hitters in National League history.
Ott broke with the New York, now in San Francisco, Giants in 1924 and played until 1947.    He was only 17 when he joined the major league team.
Over 22 seasons, Mel Ott hit .304 with 511 HR, 488 doubles, 2,876 hits & 1,860 RBI in 2,730 games.  
Ott also walked 1,708 times and had a career OBP of .414!     In other words, Ott was on base 41.4% of the time!  
In 1951, Mel Ott was inducted in The Baseball Hall of Hame.     Ott tragically died in 1958 in a car crash.


Written by scantojr

March 2, 2019 at 10:30 am

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