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After becoming shortstop at 18, Granny made many errors.
He was laughed off the field. Angry and insulted, he wanted to quit.
But a friendly coach made him k trying. He improved steadily and '49 led the league in D.P.s.
After splitting 24 decisions in 1952, Mel regained his form last year to lead American League lefties in Ga Won! He was 4th in Strikeouts and registered 5 Shuto 3 of them 4-hitters. Mel's best year was 1949 when topped the League with 25 wins and had a 2.78 Ear Run Average.
V noticed Mel
He met Mel at the ball park and suggested he use a side-