John Mayberry

John Claiborn Mayberry (born February 18, 1949, in Detroit, Michigan) is a 1967 graduate of Northwestern High School, and former Major League Baseball player who played for Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees from 1968 to 1982. John Mayberry was an extraordinarily gifted high school athlete, playing baseball, football, and basketball at Northwestern; John was twice named to the Detroit News All-State Basketball Team. Mayberry was a classic slugging first baseman, who batted left-handed. His best years were with the Royals during the early to mid 1970's. Unfortunately he and Royals manager Whitey Herzog did not get along due to Herzog's perception, rightly or wrongly, that Mayberry lacked the proper work ethic. As a result, he was traded to the Blue Jays, who at that time were only in their second year of operation and were one of the worst teams in the American League. His place with the Royals was taken by Clint Hurdle. Mayberry was an all-star twice (1973, '74). In 15 seasons, he compiled a .253 batting average with 255 home runs and 879 RBIs. He had 1379 career hits in 5447 at bats. He shares the record for most home runs in a season...
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  • Ruf recalled, Mayberry to disabled list

    The Morning Call 1 week ago
    PHILADELPHIA -- For a few minutes, things got a little crazy Tuesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. First, reports had Darin Ruf missing from the Triple-A Lehigh Valley lineup and headed south to Philadelphia. That's when speculation began. John Mayberry ...
  • IronPigs bullpen taking a few more hits

    The Morning Call 1 week ago
    With Luis Garcia at the back end of the Lehigh Valley bullpen, ninth-inning leads were safe. B.J. Rosenberg closed the gap between starters and Garcia just fine when he was healthy. Now Garcia and Rosenberg are anything but healthy ...
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer Phillies Notes column

    The Philadelphia Inquirer 1 week ago
    The Phillies summoned Darin Ruf to the manager's office June 1. He was being optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley because a taxed bullpen required another arm. Go to the minors for the mandatory 10 days, the Phillies told him ...
  • Ruf returns from minors

    The Philadelphia Inquirer 1 week ago
    The Phillies summoned Darin Ruf to the manager's office June 1. He was being optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley because a taxed bullpen required another arm. Go to the minors for the mandatory 10 days, the Phillies told him ...
  • Phils put Mayberry on DL and recall Ruf

    The Associated Press 1 week ago
    BJ Upton, John Mayberry Jr
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Outfielder John Mayberry Jr. has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of left wrist inflammation, and the Philadelphia Phillies have recalled outfielder Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Mayberry last played on Sunday in Atlanta and ...

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