Mel Ott was a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager who played for the New York Giants from 1926 to 1947. During his 21-year career, Ott was an 11-time All-Star and was the first National League player to hit 500 home runs. He is also the only player in MLB history to have his uniform number retired by two different teams.

Ott was known for his powerful bat and consistent hitting, having led the National League in home runs six times and batting average twice. He was also an outstanding fielder who had an excellent throwing arm. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest power hitters of all time, having hit the most home runs of anyone in National League history until Hank Aaron broke the record in 1974.

Ott was also an outstanding manager, leading the Giants to the World Series in 1933 and 1936. He was named National League Manager of the Year in 1944 and also managed the Boston Braves from 1948 to 1950.

Ott was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951, becoming the fourth player to be inducted. He is remembered as one of the greatest players of all time and his accomplishments will continue to be celebrated for years to come.