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Thomas (Mel) Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958),
nicknamed "Master Melvin", was a right fielder in Major
League Baseball who played his entire career in the National
League for the New York Giants (1926-1947). Ott was born in
Gretna, Louisiana. He batted left handed and threw right handed.
a 22-season career, Ott batted .304 with 511 home runs, 1860 RBI,
1859 runs, 2876 hits, 488 doubles, 72 triples, 89 stolen bases, a
.414 on base percentage and a .533 slugging average.
Ott was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951. He died in
New Orleans, Louisiana at age of 49 in an auto accident and was
interred there in the Metairie Cemetery.
2006, Ott will be featured on a United States postage stamp. The
stamp is one of a block of four honoring Baseball Sluggers.
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day while visiting one of his restaurants, Toots Shor found
himself in conversation with Sir Alexander Fleming, the
discoverer of penicillin.
time later, Shor was informed by a waiter that Mel Ott, the
manager of the New York Giants, had just come in. "Excuse
me, but I gotta leave you," Shor declared, turning to
Fleming. "Somebody important just came in."