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Billy Myers from the Chronology
Dec 4, 1940 - The Cubs swap SS Bobby Mattick‚ OF Jim Gleeson and a player to be announced to the Reds for SS Billy Myers. Myers will split his time between Chicago and the minors in '41 and quit in 1942 rather than take a pay cut.
Oct 8, 1940 - With only one day's rest Bobo Newsom comes back for the Tigers and nearly has enough to win. Detroit gets an unearned run off Paul Derringer in the 3rd and Newsom holds the Reds scoreless through 6 innings. In the 7th however Frank McCormick and Jimmy Ripple hit consecutive doubles and Ripple later ambles in from 3B on Billy Myers' sac ?y. Derringer gives up 7 hits in the first 6 innings but sets the Tigers down in order in the final 3 frames. Old Jimmy Wilson catches 6 of the 7 games hits .353 and has the only SB of the Series. The Reds' share is $5803 and the Tigers get $3532.
Sep 12, 1939 - Trailing 2-0 to the visiting Dodgers the Reds score 2 runs in the 9th on a 2-out HR by Billy Myers off Hot Potato Hamlin. Frank McCormick's single in the 10th drives in the winning run.
Aug 10, 1936 - It must be the name. Buddy Myer last year's AL batting champ is sent home by Washington to recover from a season-long stomach ailment. Last week Billy Myers Reds SS and captain was operated on for a "telescoped bowel" and is expected to be out for the season.
Dec 14, 1934 - The Giants purchase prospect Billy Myers 25 and trade him to the Reds for vet Mark Koenig and Allyn Stout. Myers who hit .313 at Columbus this year will be the Reds starting shortstop for the next 6 seasons.