Saturday, December 2, 2017

Butch Meyers

Howard Alexander "Butch" Meyers

August 3, 1907
Scranton, PA

April 5, 1990
Jacksonville, FL

1925-26 Technical High School - Scranton (High School)
1926-27 Technical High School - Scranton (High School)
1926-27 Dunmore (CL)
1927-28 Washington Palace Five / Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1927-28 Old Forge-Carbondale (PSL)
1928-29 Carbondale (PSL)
1929-30 Carbondale (PSL)
1932-33 Dunmore (PSL)
1933-34 Dunmore (PSL)

A basketball and baseball star at Technical High School in Scranton, Meyers starting playing pro basketball right out of high school. He played semi-pro baseball for a few years before enrolling at Springfield College In Massachusetts in 1929. He graduated in 1932, and returned to baseball, signing with the Scranton club in the New York Penn League. The infielder was promoted to Buffalo in the International League a couple seasons later, and even earned an invitation to the Boston Bees spring training camp, but was one of the last players cut before the team went north in 1936. He played baseball a little bit longer, until 1939, before calling it quits. He played basketball in the off season for a few seasons, including a season in the ABL. He started the 1927-28 season with Washington, and was one of the few players who transferred to Brooklyn when Washington was replaced in midseason by Brooklyn.

Minor League Baseball Stats

Scranton Republican, February 16, 1928
Scranton Republican, February 8, 1936
Wilkes-Barre Record, March 14, 1936


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