Chief Meyers

  • Card series: Pilgrims
  • City: New York
  • Team: Giants
  • League: National League

John Tortes Meyers (1880-1971, a Native American in a benighted era, “Chief” faced many hurdles in becoming perhaps the best hitting catcher of his day. Literate, poised and good-humored, Meyers gained fame as battery-mate to Christy Mathewson, hitting over .300 for 3 consecutive Giants pennants, 1911-13.

  • Toured the vaudeville circuit occasionally in an act with Mathewson they called “Curves”
  • Hit .358 in 1912 and was third in the MVP balloting

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T201 Mecca Canvas: Chief Meyers