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Lambert Daniel "Dutch" Meyer (October 7, 1915, Waco, Texas - January 19, 2003, Fort Worth) was the nephew of the famous TCU football coach Leo "Dutch" Meyer (also known as Dutch and L.D.). L.D. was called Dutch after his famous uncle. This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Waco is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... TCU is an abbreviation for: Texas Christian University Transportation Communications Union This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Dutch Meyer (born January 15, 1898) was the head football coach of TCU from 1934 to 1952. ...


He attended TCU in the 1930's where he was the favorite target of future Hall of Fame QB Sammy Baugh. He kicked the winning field goal in the famous 3-2 TCU victory over LSU in the 1936 Sugar Bowl. The next year, he scored all the points in TCU Cotton 16-6 victory over Marquette in the Cotton bowl. Young Dutch took up a career in baseball upon graduating TCU and signed with Knoxville. On June 23, 1937, he made his first professional appearance when he became a pinch runner in a game for the Cubs. In 1939, Dutch hit .333 with 22 home runs.


The Tigers bought his contract hoping to replace baseball legend Charlie Gehringer with him. Dutch failed to take over the spot when he hit only .190 in 1941. In 1942, Dutch joined the Army Air Corp. When he was discharged in 1945, he rejoined the Tigers who traded him along with Don Ross to the Indians for Roy Cullenbine. That season Dutch led the Indians in hits with 153 with an average of .292. Meyer led off most of the year, but on Sept 1, manager Lou Boudreau batted him fourth in a game against the Tigers, Hal Newhouser. Dutch drove in 2 runs with a third-inning single.


The arrival of Joe Gordon to play 2nd in 1947 ended Dutch's career as a regular. By the 1950's Dutch was managing in the minors. In 1955, Meyer got into an arguement with Roger Maris that led to him throwing Maris off the team. Dutch was fired soon afterwards and was replaced by Hank Schenz, formerly of the Sacremnto Solons. Meyer also had a career in the oil and Insurance business.


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