Russ Meyer Stats

Russ Meyer was born on Thursday, October 25, 1923, in Peru, Illinois. Meyer was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 13, 1946, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Russ Meyer baseball stats page.

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"In 1952 I had a run-in with Jackie Robinson after a play at home plate in Ebbets. The picture in the paper the next day showed Robinson sliding on the first base side of the plate, and he'd never touched home. I was covering home, and I had the plate straddled. To touch home, he had to hit me, and he never touched me. Larry Goetz was the umpire, and he called Robinson safe. I went berserk and got thrown out. I went to the dugout, and I was still giving it to Goetz. I looked over in the Dodger dugout, and Robinson was roaring. So I challenged him, and he signaled 'Let's go meet in the tunnel.' We didn't fight but the next spring I was a little bit leery walking into the Dodger clubhouse at Vero Beach. Jackie Robinson was the first guy to greet me in the clubhouse. He held out his hand and said, 'We've been fighting each other. Let's fight them together.' That showed me what kind of guy Jackie Robinson was." - Russ Meyer in Baseball Digest (Thomas Lavin, "Russ Meyer: He Helped Make 'Boys of Summer' Famous", May 1991)

Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer Autograph on a 1995 Topps Archive (#339)

Russ Meyer Autograph on a 1995 Topps Archive (#339)

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Birth Name:
Russell Charles Meyer
Nickname:
Russ or The Mad Monk
Born On:
10-25-1923  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Peru, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-16-1997 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Oglesby, Illinois
Cemetery:
Peru City Cemetery, Peru, Illinois
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-13-1946 (Age 22)
Last Game:
06-28-1959
Draft:
Not Applicable

Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer Pitching Stats

1946 23 Cubs 4 1 1 0 0 .000 3.18 0 0 1 17.0 78 21 6 7 2 10 - 10 1 0 0 -
1947 24 Cubs 23 2 9 3 2 .600 3.40 1 0 0 45.0 185 43 17 17 4 14 - 22 2 1 0 -
1948 25 Cubs 29 26 2 10 10 .500 3.66 8 3 0 164.2 702 157 67 75 8 77 - 89 3 1 1 -
1949 26 Phillies 37 28 5 17 8 .680 3.08 14 2 1 213.0 877 199 73 84 14 70 - 78 4 1 2 -
1950 27 Phillies 32 25 3 9 11 .450 5.30 3 0 1 159.2 710 193 94 108 21 67 - 74 4 2 2 -
1951 28 Phillies 28 24 3 8 9 .471 3.48 7 2 0 168.0 720 172 65 69 13 55 - 65 9 2 0 -
1952 29 Phillies 37 32 3 13 14 .481 3.14 14 1 1 232.1 982 235 81 99 10 65 - 92 2 2 0 -
1953 30 Dodgers 34 32 1 15 5 .750 4.56 10 2 0 191.1 819 201 97 109 25 63 - 106 4 1 0 -
1954 31 Dodgers 36 28 4 11 6 .647 3.99 6 2 0 180.1 767 193 80 89 17 49 0 70 2 2 0 -
1955 32 Dodgers 18 11 1 6 2 .750 5.42 2 1 0 73.0 327 86 44 46 8 31 6 26 3 0 0 -
1956 33 Cubs 20 9 6 1 6 .143 6.32 0 0 0 57.0 264 71 40 41 11 26 4 28 0 2 0 -
1956 33 Redlegs 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -
1957 34 Red Sox 2 1 1 0 0 .000 5.40 0 0 0 5.0 28 10 3 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 -
1959 36 Athletics 18 0 7 1 0 1.000 4.50 0 0 1 24.0 107 24 12 12 3 11 0 10 2 1 0 -
13 Years 319 219 47 94 73 .563 3.99 65 13 5 1,531.1 6,570 1,606 679 761 136 541 10 672 36 15 5 -

Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer Hitting Stats

1946 23 Cubs 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 - 0 0 .200 .333 .200
1947 24 Cubs 23 12 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 .250 .250 .250
1948 25 Cubs 29 56 1 6 0 1 0 0 3 0 - 19 7 - 0 0 .107 .107 .143
1949 26 Phillies 37 70 3 10 2 1 0 0 4 2 - 19 6 - 0 1 .143 .167 .200
1950 27 Phillies 32 50 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 - 20 7 - 0 0 .140 .189 .160
1951 28 Phillies 28 48 4 5 0 0 0 0 4 3 - 8 13 - 0 1 .104 .157 .104
1952 29 Phillies 37 79 4 7 1 0 1 0 6 3 - 23 5 - 1 4 .089 .133 .139
1953 30 Dodgers 34 75 6 11 1 0 0 0 2 3 - 21 6 - 0 2 .147 .179 .160
1954 31 Dodgers 36 47 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 - 20 14 0 0 1 .043 .135 .043
1955 32 Dodgers 18 27 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 10 2 0 0 0 .037 .071 .074
1956 33 Cubs 20 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .083 .154 .083
1956 33 Redlegs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1957 34 Red Sox 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
1959 36 Athletics 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
13 Years 319 484 26 55 6 2 1 0 25 22 0 146 62 0 1 9 .114 .154 .140

Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer Fielding Stats

1946 Cubs P 4 1 51 4 1.0 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
1947 Cubs P 23 2 135 7 0.3 7 1 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.40
1948 Cubs P 29 26 494 39 1.3 38 12 26 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.08
1949 Phillies P 37 28 639 43 1.2 42 14 28 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.77
1950 Phillies P 32 25 479 39 1.2 39 8 31 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.20
1951 Phillies P 28 24 504 27 1.0 26 5 21 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.39
1952 Phillies P 37 32 697 49 1.3 45 8 37 4 6 n/a n/a n/a .918 1.74
1953 Dodgers P 34 32 574 44 1.3 41 8 33 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .932 1.93
1954 Dodgers P 36 28 541 35 1.0 32 5 27 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .914 1.60
1955 Dodgers P 18 11 219 22 1.2 22 1 21 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.71
1956 Cubs P 20 9 171 21 1.1 21 4 17 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.32
1956 Redlegs P 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1957 Red Sox P 2 1 15 4 2.0 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.20
1959 Athletics P 18 0 72 4 0.2 4 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
P Totals 319 219 4,594 339 1.1 326 69 257 13 19 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.92
13 Years 319 219 4,594 339 1.1 326 69 257 13 19 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.92

Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer Miscellaneous Stats

1946 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 5.29 5.29
1947 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 12.0 12.0 1.57 4.40 2.80
1948 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 18.7 1.16 4.86 4.21
1949 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 17.5 1.11 3.30 2.96
1950 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 1.10 4.17 3.78
1951 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.0 12.0 1.18 3.48 2.95
1952 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 79.0 3.4 13.2 1.42 3.56 2.52
1953 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.6 37.5 1.68 4.99 2.96
1954 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 23.5 1.43 3.49 2.45
1955 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 13.5 0.84 3.21 3.82
1956 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 1.08 4.42 4.11
1956 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 9.00 0.00
1957 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.33 1.80 5.40
1959 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.91 3.75 4.13
13 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 484.0 3.3 19.4 1.24 3.95 3.18

Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1946 Chicago Cubs 38 Undetermined - -
1947 Chicago Cubs 28 Undetermined - -
1948 Chicago Cubs 28 Undetermined - -
1949 Philadelphia Phillies 34 Undetermined - -
1950 Philadelphia Phillies 34 Undetermined - Stats
1951 Philadelphia Phillies 34 Undetermined - -
1952 Philadelphia Phillies 34 Undetermined - -
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers 34 Undetermined - Stats
1954 Brooklyn Dodgers 34 Undetermined - -
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 34 Undetermined - Stats
1956 Chicago Cubs 34 Undetermined - -
1956 Cincinnati Redlegs 34 Undetermined - -
1957 Boston Red Sox 20 Undetermined - -
1959 Kansas City Athletics 20 Undetermined - -
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