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OUTFIELDER: Ben Meyers, ball player for N.Y. Nationals (Giants), on playing field. 1909

BASEBALL'S Native Americans: Photo - Chief Meyers, Giants (L) and the A's Chief Bender. In 1899, Louis Sockalexis played his last major league league. He was the first Native-American major leaguer. 20 more would follow between 1900-1920. Best known were Meyers, Zach Wheat, Bender, and Jim Thorpe. Meyers started with the Giants in 1909. He also played for the (Brooklyn) Robins and Boston Braves. Meyers was on three Giants' league champions. He was Christy Mathewson's trusted battery mate.

BEST PLAYERS 1910-1920 Catcher: Chief Meyers | Cigarette card

Casey Stengel, full-length portrait, wearing sunglasses, while playing outfield for the Brooklyn Dodgers

1916 Brooklyn with Marquard (left) and Meyers

AT THE BALL PARK: 1920 Fans line outside of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn

St. Louis Cardinals player Steve Carlton at spring training. 1969

TEAM: 1918 Giants finished second in the National League. The 1917 lost the World Series to the White Sox.