Russell Charles Meyer
(Rowdy or The Mad Monk)
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.
Debut: September 13, 1946 (Age 22.323, 7,911th in MLB history)
vs. PHI 3.0 IP, 4 H, 4 SO, 2 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Dodgers/Cubs/Athletics/RedSox/... 1946-1959
Last Game: June 28, 1959 (Age 35.246)
vs. WSH 0.0 IP, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 ER
Died: November 16, 1997 in Oglesby, IL
Buried: Peru City Cemetery, Peru, IL
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News -- September 2015
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News -- August 2015
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News -- January 2014
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News -- October 2013
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News -- July 2013
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News -- August 2011
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News -- August 2010
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