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Russell Charles Meyer
(Rowdy or The Mad Monk)
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.
- School Western Illinois University
- Debut September 13, 1946
- Final Game June 28, 1959
- Born October 25, 1923 in Peru, IL USA
- Died November 16, 1998 in Oglesby, IL USA
 Biographical Information
Russ Meyer missed the 1943 season due to military service.
Meyer served as a minor league pitching coach with the New York Yankees in the 1980s, working with Buck Showalter with the Oneonta Yankees, Fort Lauderdale Yankees Albany-Colonie Yankees (1989-1990), and Columbus Clippers (1991). In 1992 Meyer and Showalter were promoted to the majors where he spent the season as bench coach.
 Notable Achievements
- 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1949 & 1953)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1949 & 1952)
- Won a World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955