Mel Ott

Mel Ott

About Mel Ott

Melvin Thomas Ott (March 2, 1909 November 21, 1958), nicknamed 'Master Melvin', was a Major League Baseball right fielder. He played his entire career for the New York Giants (-). Ott was born in Gretna, Louisiana. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. The first National League player to surpass 500 home runs, he was unusually slight of stature for a power hitter, at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m), 170 pounds (77 kg).

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