Bobby Meacham

1985 Topps

Meacham spent six years playing for the New York Yankees. In 457 games he hit .236 with eight home runs and 58 stolen bases. He came up with New York in 1983 and was a reserve for his first two years. In 1985 he took over the shortstop job for the Yankees and stole 25 bases while scoring 70 runs. However, he also hit .218 and went back to the bench the following season. Meacham’s run with New York ended in 1988. He played professionally from 1981-1990.

Meacham made headlines in 1985 when he wanted to attend the birth of his first child but Yankees manager Billy Martin and team owner George Steinbrenner attempted to deny his request for a day off. So, Meacham played in the game at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, where he had a hit, drove in a run and scored a run, before flying home to see his child’s birth.

Meacham is currently a coach for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Bobby Meacham – career stats

1986 Donruss

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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