Myatt was a speedy basestealer, hence the nickname Mercury. A steady hitter with
little power, he played sparingly with the Giants in 1938-39, was sent to the minors,
and returned as a wartime regular with the Senators. He was the Phillies' interim
manager for two games in 1968 and for the last 54 games of 1969.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 1, 1944: George Myatt of the Washington Senators collects six hits (5 singles and a 2B) in six at bats, as the Nats pound out 20 hits to beat Boston 11–4.
»April 27, 1945: At the Stadium, George Myatt leads the Senators to a 6–4 win over the Yankees. Myatt has a walk, four hits, three stolen bases, two runs and two RBIs to back Mickey Haefner's pitching. Frank Crosetti has a pinch homer with two on in the 8th for New York.
»August 7, 1969: Phils' manager Bob Skinner quits saying he had little front office support in his attempts to discipline slugger Dick Allen. Coach George Myatt will manage the team for the rest of the season.