Mel Ott

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Birthday
2, 1909
Birthplace
Gretna, LA
Death Date
Nov 21, 1958 (49)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
2, 1909
Birthplace
Gretna, LA
Death Date
Nov 21, 1958 (49)

About

12-time All-Star who hit 511 home runs and batted .304 for the New York Giants from 1926 to 1947. He led the National League in home runs six times throughout his career and helped the Giants win a World Series Championship in 1933.

Before Fame

He was signed to his first professional baseball contract at the age of 17.

Trivia

He became known for his extremely unorthodox batting stance, where he'd hold his bat extremely far back.

Family Life

He had two daughters, Barbara and Lyn, with his wife Mildred.

Associated With

He passed Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby as the National League's all-time home run leader in 1937.