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3 MEL HARDER

COACH

Mel Harder

Melvin Leroy Harder ("Chief")
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 15, 1909 in Beemer, NE
Died: October 20, 2002 in Chardon, OH
 
  Royals Coaching Debut: April 8, 1969
Final Royals Game:
October 2, 1969
 

Lifetime Playing Statistics (1928-47)

W L G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA
223 186 582 433 181 25 23 3426.1 3706 1714 1447 161 1118 1160 3.80

For complete playing stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's Mel Harder page

 
From the Kansas City Royals 1969 Yearbook:
Mel has 42 years of nearly continuous major league service, with distinguishments from his playing and coaching careers.  He won 223 games for Cleveland from 1928-47, then helped develop the Indians' foursome of Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Early Wynn, and Mike Garcia during his first coaching assignment.  He has the vital task of molding the Royals' young pitching talent.
 
 
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