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  • Mel Ott Photo File

    Here we go with a photo file on Mel Ott. I'll start it off. Feel free to contribute a photo or two on Master Melvin. First is Mel broadcasting Detroit tigers baseball with Van Patrick, 1958. Second is Mel with Mel Parnell on a local TV show in New orleans, 1953. Third is Mel with that classic stance of his.
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    Mel Ott in action!

    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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      Honus, very good film on Mel. Love it.

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        Mel Ott Photo File

        Mickey Cochrane with Mel, c.1942, and Leo clowning with Mel.
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          Mel Ott In Color - 1940-41
          Here's a pretty rare color shot of Mel (not "colorized"). There was no dating with the picture, but the uniform is the home version from 1940 or 1941. See here: N.Y. Giants Uniforms 1938-1949
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            Mel Ott Photo File

            If you are easily offended by this, do not look. This picture was taken of Mel's car after the accident with another driver.
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              Mel's Relative Stats

              Rel.BA----Rel.Onb---Rel.Slg.---OPS+---Rel.ISO---plate appearances
              -1.08-------1.21-------134-------155-----196----------11,337

              Mel's Home/Away Breakdown splits:

              Home/Away--BA----Slg.----onbase---HR-----D-----T------RBI------R------AB------BB
              Home:-----.297----558-----.421-----323---182----21-----945-----953---4,578----949
              Away:-----.311---.510-----.407-----188---306----51-----916-----906---4,878----759

              name, yr.-----------home HRs-----away HRs------home Slg-----away slg.
              Ott, 1929-------------20-------------22----------.575----------.692

              Mel Ott, Giants' RF, 1936-37, Polo Grounds---BB Ref


              Mel Ott, Giants' RF, 1927.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mel Ott/Lou Gehrig: 1937 World Series.


              -----------------1926.


              How Fever evaluated Mel as an All-Time RFer, in our 3 polls.
              Here are the results of our 1st. RF poll, conducted by leecemark, December 8, 2004, 07:48 PM

              1) Babe Ruth 210
              2) Hank Aaron 189
              3) Frank Robinson 163
              4) Mel Ott 131
              5) Al Kaline 74
              6) Tony Gwynn 72
              7) Roberto Clemente 71
              8) Reggie Jackson 54
              9) Paul Waner 52
              10) Sam Crawford 49
              11) Harry Heilmann 30
              12) Pete Rose 12
              12) Ichiro Suzuki 12
              14) Dave Winfield 9
              14) Willie Keeler 9

              --other vote getters; Chuck Klein, Tony Oliva, Roger Maris, Kiki Cuyler, Sam Rice, Sam Thompson, Dwight Evans and Sammy Sosa.
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              Here are the results of our 2nd. poll, conducted by 538280, December 27, 2005, 10:55 AM

              We had 15 ballots submitted, and unsurprisingly, Babe Ruth was unanimously elected as our #1 RFer, with Hank Aaron also being a unanimous #2 choice. Frank Robinson and Mel Ott were the clear #3 and #4, but then after that things get really interesting. Here's everyone who received 12 or more points (first place votes in parenthesis):

              1. Babe Ruth-180 (15)
              2. Hank Aaron-135
              3. Frank Robinson-115
              4. Mel Ott-99
              5. Tony Gwynn-53
              6. Sam Crawford-50
              7. Reggie Jackson-49
              8. Roberto Clemente-42
              9. Pete Rose-38
              10. Al Kaline-35
              11. Paul Waner-22
              12. Gary Sheffield-12
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              Here are the results of our 3rd. poll, conducted by Bill Burgess, June 6, 2007, 05:46 PM

              1. Babe Ruth - 159
              2. Hank Aaron - 145
              3. Frank Robinson - 124
              4. Mel Ott - 83
              5. Paul Waner - 79
              6. Reggie Jackson - 67
              7. Roberto Clemente - 55
              8. Tony Gwynn - 52
              9. Sam Crawford - 47
              10. Al Kaline - 41
              11. Pete Rose - 12.5
              12. Gary Sheffield - 12
              13. Harry Heilmann - 9
              13. Vladimir Guerrero - 9
              13. Dave Winfield - 9
              16. Ichiro Suzuki - 2.5
              17. Willie Keeler - 2
              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Greatest Hitter series, conducted by Bill Burgess, ending November 4, 2007, 08:05 AM

              1. Babe Ruth---------68 votes - 95.77%
              1. Ted Williams-------68 - 95.77%
              3. Ty Cobb-----------52 - 73.24%
              4. Rogers Hornsby----36 - 50.70%
              5. Lou Gehrig---------32 - 45.07%
              6. Barry Bonds
              7. Mickey Mantle
              8. Stan Musial
              9. Hank Aaron
              10. Willie Mays
              11. Jimmy Foxx
              12. Honus Wagner
              13. Frank Thomas
              14. Tris Speaker
              15. Frank Robinson
              16. Joe DiMaggio
              17. Joe Jackson
              18. Josh Gibson
              19. Nap Lajoie
              20. Mel Ott
              21. Oscar Charleston
              22. Alexander Rodriguez
              23. Dan Brouthers
              24. Mike Schmidt
              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-22-2011, 10:27 AM.

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                Mel Ott Photo File

                Mel trying his hand managing the Oaks, early 1950's.
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                • #9
                  Mel Ott Photo File.

                  Mel with Giants' owner, Horace Stoneham, 1943.
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                  • #10
                    Mel Ott Photo File

                    Mel, Connie Mack with American Legion players.
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                    • #11
                      I met the family descendents of Gavvy or Gavy Cravath in San Diego some years ago. The film clip mispronounced his last name. The accent is on the second syllable, like cra-VATH

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                      • #12
                        Mel Ott Photo File

                        Mel with Dodgers' manager, Leo Durocher with a basket of foul balls going overseas to the troops.
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                          Mel Ott Photo File

                          Hank Greenberg, Joe DiMaggio and Mel with awards at the BBWAA dinner, 1942.
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                            Mel Ott Photo File

                            Mel in the dugout, sideview. Portrait shot.
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                              Mel Ott Photo File

                              Mel with Frank Frisch.
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