Meyer was a minor league batting champ who hadn't blossomed with the Tigers when
chosen by Seattle in the 1976 expansion draft. The lefthanded hitter was the Mariners'
first-ever first baseman and had career highs of 22 HR and 90 RBI in their inaugural
1977 season. In 1979 an injury to Bill Stein forced Meyer to move to third base,
a position he had not played in the majors, but his hitting was not affected; he
earned Player of the Month honors in June with a 21-game hitting streak. He played
left field in 1980 but was traded to the A's after a disappointing 1981. He left
the Mariners as their all-time leader in seven offensive categories, including HR
(64) and RBI (313). With Oakland, Meyer was a handyman and pinch hitter until his
release in May 1985.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 27, 1979: For Seattle, Bob Stinson and Dan Meyer hit 8th inning pinch home runs as the Mariners edge the Yankees, 6–5.