Al Myers

Second Base
  • Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
  • City: Washington, D.C.
  • Team: Nationals
  • League: National League

James Albert Myers (1863-1927) began in pro-ball for Muskegon and Winona in the Northwestern League before catching on with the Milwaukee Brewers of the Union Association, all in 1884. From there, Myers began a National League career, first with the Philadelphia Quakers and Kansas City Cowboys for a year each. He then played three years in Washington and three back in Philadelphia as the Quakers transitioned to Phillies, ending his baseball experience in 1891. The stocky second-baseman had a lifetime .246 average and never hit a home run. He was usually among the leaders in fielding chances and once led the league in errors.

  • “Cod’s” best years as a regular were 1886 and ‘90, hitting a solid .277
  • The latter year saw Myers swipe 44 bases and attain a .742 OPS
  • Myer’s uniform color in this card was changed from black to blue in August, 2017 to reflect recent reliable research conducted by Craig Brown and friends at Threads of Our Game. Six cards were previously released featuring a black uniform

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