Ott, Mel – HOF

We are collecting all sports trading cards, memorabilia and any photographs of Mel Ott. He is a graduate of Gretna High School in Gretna, LA. Ott played in MLB from 1926-1947 for the New York Giants. He signed as a Free Agent with the New York Giants in 1926. A six-time league-leader in homers, he hit 30 or more eight times, while also compiling eight straight seasons with at least 100 runs batted in. Using an unorthodox left-handed swing, in which he lifted his right foot just before he brought his bat around, the compact (5 feet 9, 170 pounds) Ott used the short 257-foot right-field porch at the Polo Grounds as his personal playground — hitting 323 of his then-NL record 511 homers at the park. A 12-time All-Star, “Master Melvin” ended his 22-season big league career with a .304 batting average, 488 doubles and 1,860 RBI. Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1951 (197/226 ballots).

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