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Mel Ott

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Prior to 1930          1930 to 1960          1960 to 1990          Since 1990

Mel Ott was a righthanded throwing outfielder and third-baseman who played 22 years in the majors (from 1926 to 1947), all with the New York Giants.  He led the National League in home runs six different times, was the first National League player to reach 500 home runs, and finished with 511 home runs (now 25th all time). 

He also finished his career with 2730 games played (29th all time), with 2876 hits (44th all time), 1860 runs batted in (12th all time), 1708 walks (9th all time), a .304 batting average, a .414 on base percentage (28th all time), and a .533 slugging percentage (45th all time).  He played in twelve all-star games, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

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