Meyer was wild, leading more than one minor league in hit batsmen and wild pitches.
He worked for three AL clubs in 1964, and lost his best-pitched game that September
12, a one-hitter for Kansas City against Baltimore. Frank Bertaina also threw a one-hitter,
beating him 1-0.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 20, 1964: Yankee rookie Bob Meyer makes his ML debut at Fenway Park, in a 4–0 loss to the Red Sox. Meyer is the last Yankee rookie pitcher this century to open in Boston. Ralph Terry made his debut
»June 12, 1964:
The Yankees sell rookie lefty Bob Meyer (0-3) to the Angels, who will sell him to the Royals July 29.
»September 12, 1964: The Orioles' Frank Bertaina and the A's Bob Meyer duel in the ML's 5th double one-hitter. Bertaina prevails 1–0, his 1st ML win and only decision of the year. Johnny Orsino's 8th inning double and Doc Edwards 5th inning two-bagger account for the hits. Baltimore sets a major-league record for fewest at-bats in a nine inning game (8 times at bat) with 19, and both clubs go to the plate just 46 times. The last battle of matching one-hitters was June 21, 1956.