Thursday, April 3, 2008

#312 Joey Meyer



Why this card is awesome: Because I swear this guy's name should be Meatball. That's all I'm sayin'.

Also, they mention on the back that the has a son named Tanner, but it turns out that his own first name is also Tanner.

Cool stat: Courtesy of his Wikipedia page, it turns out that Meyer is the only guy to hit a walkoff homer against Roger Clemens. In fact, it is the only walkoff PA against Clemens. The other 90 PAs were all wins.

5 comments:

Triple Play said...

Interesting to see him just labeled as a DH. He also saw a little time at 1B.

Andy said...

Ever see a meatball try to catch or throw a baseball? It ain't pretty.

Luke said...

wow, those were great power numbers in the minors!

Classic example of great power in the minors, none in the majors

I dub joey a member of the Chad Hermansen Club

Zephyr Chuck said...

I had the pleasure of watching Joey play during the 1987 season when I worked in the Denver Zephyrs front office. On of Joey's 29 bombs that year was a shot into the upper deck at Mile High Stadium. It was the first ball ever hit in the second deck and was measured at an estimated 582 feet. Joey was a great guy to be around and would have hit 60 that year, but he tore his hamstring at mid-season and couldn't come back from it. Thanks for the card-- brings back a lot of good memories.

Andy said...

Chuck, I got to see some Zephyr games there in Denver, and I remember the spot where Meyer's homer was marked.