(1904 - 1974)
Charles Solomon "Buddy" Myer was a 2-time All-Star second baseman in Major League Baseball. Apart from a brief period with the Boston Red Sox in 1927-28, he spent his entire career (1925-1941) with the Washington Senators. Myer was born in Ellisville, Mississippi. An outstanding hitter, he batted .300 or better in eight full seasons, and retired with a career average of .303. He walked more than twice as many times as he struck out. In 1935 he won the American League batting title with a .349 batting average. Myer played 17 years in the major leagues, longer than any other Jewish ballplayer.