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John Chief Meyers- (D. 1971) was a Major League Baseball catcher for the New York Giants, Boston Braves, and Brooklyn Robins from 1909 to 1917. He played on the early Giants teams under manager John McGraw and was the primary catcher for Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson. Meyers hit over .300 for three straight years as the Giants won three straight National League pennants from 1911 to 1913. Overall, he played in four World Series - the 1911, 1912, and 1913 Series with the Giants, as well as the 1916 Series with the Robins. Meyers, a Cahuilla Indian from California, was educated at Dartmouth College. Meyers had his greatest success in the 1912 season, hitting .358 and finishing third in the MVP award voting. His .441 on-base percentage led the league. Meyers was also a key player in that year's World Series versus the Boston Red Sox, which featured the infamous ""Snodgrass Muff"" as well as captivating performances by Mathewson and Smoky Joe Wood. He was a teammate of Jim Thorpe’s and returned to the public eye after being featured in Lawrence Ritter’s, “Glory of Their Times”

Offered is an original 7” x 9” gelatin photograph pictured with the Los Angeles Nationals. Meyers signed the photo in white ink, his own name; “Chief” Meyers and also wrote, The late Bill Traeger and Just out of College. The photograph is awesome. The bad news is that the photo was framed years ago and the photo has actually adhered to the glass from the frame. With some professional restoration, one could probably remove this or keep it the way it is. It’s awesome either way!

Letter of Authenticity from Richard Albersheim.

John Chief Meyers Original 1902 Los Angeles Nationals Signed Photo
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $158.12
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
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