Mel Ott debuted with the New York Giants at 17, it was the beginning a 22 season Hall of Fame of career. Ott hit 511 home runs with 1,860 RBI, and batting line of .304/.414/.533.
Ott was a twelve-time National League all-star. He led the National League in home runs six-times. Ott managed the Giants form 1942-1948. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951 on the third ballot.
The Giants played in three World Series during Ott’s career in 1933, 1936 and 1937. The Giants won the World Series in 1933. His #4 has been retired by the Giants.