Russ Meyer (baseball)

Russ Meyer

Meyer with the Phillies in 1951
Born: (1923-10-25)October 25, 1923
Peru, Illinois
Died: November 16, 1997(1997-11-16) (aged 74)
Oglesby, Illinois
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1946, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
June 28, 1959, for the Kansas City Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 94–73
Earned run average 3.99
Strikeouts 672
Career highlights and awards

Russell Charles Meyer (October 25, 1923 – November 16, 1998) was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. His nickname was "Mad Monk".[1]

Signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1942, Meyer would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Chicago Cubs on September 13, 1946, and appear in his final game on June 28, 1959.

Meyer was the first of three pitchers in Major League history to have gone at least 23 consecutive road starts without a loss: Allie Reynolds set the record with 25, spanning the 1948 and 1949 seasons, a feat current Kansas City Royals pitcher Chris Young fell one short of. Meyer went 24 consecutive road starts without a loss during the 1953 and 1954 seasons.[2]


  1. Goldstein, Richard (November 18, 1997). "Russ Meyer, a Fiery Pitcher For Dodgers in 50's, Dies at 74". The New York Times. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  2. "Player Profile: Chris Young 32 (2006 Career Highlights)". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2007.

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