Now we're back to the heaping package of 1965 Topps cards that I received from Jamie Whyte. I'd started reviewing the contents a few months ago, but was rudely interrupted by my own absent-mindedness, when I suddenly remembered that I'd forgotten to account for several cards that I'd received earlier on. Clear as mud? Sure. As to this card in particular, I'm starting to think that I should have kept a running tally of flat-top haircuts in this set.
-Bob played college ball in his hometown (at the University of Toledo) before signing with the Yankees in 1960.
-During his rookie season, Meyer changed teams twice; the Angels bought his contract from the Yankees in June and sold him to the Athletics the following month.
-In all, Bob was 2-8 with a 4.37 ERA in his first taste of the majors.
-His best start as a Pilot came on September 1, 1969, as he allowed a single unearned run to the Yankees on four hits but departed after nine innings with the score tied at 1-1. Seattle eventually won the game with a four-run thirteenth inning.
-Bob shares his August 4 birthday with Hall of Fame first baseman Jake Beckley and seven-time Cy Young Award winner and terrible human being Roger Clemens.