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Russ Meyer

Russell Charles Meyer (Rowdy or The Mad Monk)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: October 25, 1923 in Peru, IL
School: Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1946 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 1947 [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Dodgers/Cubs/Athletics/RedSox/... 1946-1959

Final Game: June 28, 1959 (Age 35)
Died: November 16, 1997 in Oglesby, IL
Buried: Peru City Cemetery, Peru, IL
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1946 CHC NL 22 P 4 1 0 17.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.12 1.00 .960 2.22 2.22 0 0 0
1947 CHC NL 23 P 23 2 1 45.0 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 1.40 0.30 .966 2.10 2.07 1 1 50% 0
1948 CHC NL 24 P 29 26 8 164.2 39 12 26 1 0 .974 2.08 1.31 .963 2.11 2.08 8 3 27% 2
1949 PHI NL 25 P 37 28 14 213.0 43 14 28 1 3 .977 1.77 1.14 .953 2.04 2.02 11 2 15% 43% 1 MVP-19
1950 PHI NL 26 P 32 25 3 159.2 39 8 31 0 4 1.000 2.20 1.22 .961 2.12 2.10 7 5 42% 43% 0
1951 PHI NL 27 P 28 24 7 168.0 27 5 21 1 1 .963 1.39 0.93 .962 2.14 2.14 6 5 45% 43% 0
1952 PHI NL 28 P 37 32 14 232.1 49 8 37 4 6 .918 1.74 1.22 .953 2.18 2.16 4 7 64% 44% 0
1953 BRO NL 29 P 34 32 10 191.1 44 8 33 3 1 .932 1.93 1.21 .956 2.06 2.02 7 0 0% 1
1954 BRO NL 30 P 36 28 6 180.1 35 5 27 3 0 .914 1.60 0.89 .960 2.07 2.06 4 4 50% 45% 0
1955 BRO NL 31 P 18 11 2 73.0 22 1 21 0 1 1.000 2.71 1.22 .950 2.03 2.02 1 1 50% 44% 1
1956 TOT NL 32 P 21 9 0 58.0 22 5 17 0 2 1.000 3.41 1.05 .966 2.05 2.03 2 0 0% 40% 0
1956 CHC NL 32 P 20 9 0 57.0 21 4 17 0 2 1.000 3.32 1.05 .966 2.05 2.03 2 0 0% 40% 0
1956 CIN NL 32 P 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00 .970 1.80 2.00 0 0 0
1957 BOS AL 33 P 2 1 0 5.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 7.20 2.00 .962 1.98 2.00 3 0 0% 47% 0
1959 KCA AL 35 P 18 0 0 24.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.22 .955 2.06 2.03 4 0 0% 40% 0
13 Seasons P 319 219 65 1531.1 339 69 257 13 19 .962 1.92 1.02 .958 2.10 2.07 58 28 33% 33% 5
13 Seasons TOT 319 219 65 1531.1 339 69 257 13 19 .962 1.92 1.02 .958 2.10 2.07 58 28 33% 33% 5
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1946 CHC NL 22 P
1947 CHC NL 23 P
1948 CHC NL 24 P
1949 PHI NL 25 P
1950 PHI NL 26 P
1951 PHI NL 27 P
1952 PHI NL 28 P
1953 BRO NL 29 P
1954 BRO NL 30 P
1955 BRO NL 31 P
1956 CHC NL 32 P
1956 CIN NL 32 P
1957 BOS AL 33 P
1959 KCA AL 35 P
13 Seasons P
13 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1946 CHC NL 22 4 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 CHC NL 23 23 2 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948 CHC NL 24 29 26 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 PHI NL 25 37 28 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 PHI NL 26 32 25 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 PHI NL 27 28 24 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 PHI NL 28 37 32 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 BRO NL 29 34 32 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 BRO NL 30 36 28 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 BRO NL 31 18 11 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 CHC NL 32 20 9 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 CIN NL 32 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 BOS AL 33 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 KCA AL 35 18 0 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 319 219 319 319 319 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1946 CHC NL 22 28 75% 21% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 CHC NL 23 168 80% 22% 8 75% 0 1 1 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 67%
1948 CHC NL 24 491 79% 30% 20 85% 0 10 0 8 18 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949 PHI NL 25 683 88% 27% 29 90% 0 9 0 6 26 19 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 3 0 4 100%
1950 PHI NL 26 699 83% 27% 30 93% 0 8 0 5 27 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 1 4 100%
1951 PHI NL 27 627 85% 27% 18 100% 0 4 0 3 17 14 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 100%
1952 PHI NL 28 861 85% 30% 38 84% 0 8 0 7 32 25 6 2 0 2 0 2 6 6 6 0 4 50%
1953 BRO NL 29 819 81% 32% 41 83% 0 8 0 8 35 29 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 9 67%
1954 BRO NL 30 767 86% 31% 37 81% 1 5 1 4 30 26 0 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 8 63%
1955 BRO NL 31 327 85% 31% 22 95% 0 1 0 1 22 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 67%
1956 CHC NL 32 216 81% 28% 16 100% 0 4 0 4 16 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 3 100%
1956 CIN NL 32 4 75% 25% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 BOS AL 33 28 96% 21% 5 80% 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
1959 KCA AL 35 108 83% 29% 2 100% 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 5826 84% 29% 268 88% 1 60 2 48 237 184 29 11 3 4 4 4 19 15 17 2 44 75%
MLB Averages 81% 27% 89% 83%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1949 NL (19, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1949 NL  14 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1952 NL  4 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1950 NL  1.000 (1st)

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Name and misspellings: Rowdy The Mad Russell Charles russell Russ Rowdy Monk Mad The Meyer

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