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Russ MeyerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1946-1959 MLB Years: 1946-1959
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-319Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRussell Charles Meyer
Height6-1Weight185BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 25,1923PlacePeru,Illinois
Death DateNovember 16,1998 [75.022]
MLB DebutSeptember 13,1946 [22.324]
OrganizationsCHN [4] PHI [4] BRO [3] BOS [1] CIN [1] KC1 [1] Awards0Awards Voting1-8
TBC Player ID15344Retrosheet IDmeyer101MLBAM ID119015
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Chicago Cubs in 1948
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts53Walks63Hittable39SO/BB63vsPower39Hitting40Durability65Team.530Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1946Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38S/R22003.18413001117.02176210101001.8211.121.065.295.291.00-4.50
1947Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28Rel23323.4023221109045.0431717414222001.278.600.802.804.401.57.6003.61
1948Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28ST2410103.66292638320164.21577567877893101.428.580.444.214.861.16.5003.61
1949Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34ST251783.083728914251213.019984731470784201.268.410.592.963.301.11.6803.62
1950Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34S/R269115.30322573031159.2193108942167744201.6310.881.183.784.171.10.4504.63
1951Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34ST27893.48282447230168.017269651355659001.359.210.702.953.481.18.4713.69
1952Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34ST2813143.143732514131232.023599811065922001.299.100.392.523.561.42.4813.00
1953Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro34ST291554.563432210210191.02011099725631064001.389.451.182.964.991.68.7504.17
1954Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro34ST301163.99362886240180.019389801749702001.349.630.852.453.491.43.6473.66
1955Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro34S/R31625.4218117211073.0864644831263001.6010.600.993.823.210.84.7504.35
1956Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34S/R32166.3220911006057.07141401126280001.7011.211.744.114.421.08.1435.26
1956Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34Rel32000.0010100101.01000010001.009.00----9.000.00-0.37
1957Boston Red SoxALMLBbos20S/R33005.4021100105.010530310002.6018.00--5.401.800.33-3.86
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc120Rel35104.5018018007124.0241212311102011.469.001.134.133.750.911.0004.83
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter94733.9931921910065134751529.0160676167913654167236511.409.440.803.183.951.24.5631.34
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter47423.6413410925385143772.17993603135825730919401.379.300.682.993.601.20.528-
Brooklyn Dodgers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter32134.4788711718560444.2480244221501432029001.409.721.012.894.091.41.711-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter14184.1276383893181283.2292140130251271496101.489.260.794.034.731.17.438-
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter104.5018018007124.0241212311102011.469.001.134.133.750.911.000-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter005.4021100105.010530310002.6018.00--5.401.800.33--
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.01000010001.009.00----9.000.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14103.994631159271220.0231109982078975101.409.440.803.183.951.24.5831.34

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1946Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38p2245010000001000000.200.333.200.533106.200.000.200.27916.670.000.000.000.000.00
1947Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28p232312230001000100000.250.250.250.5003012.273.000.000.2340.008.330.000.000.000.00
1948Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28p2429561601030001907000.107.107.143.2508163.162.036.036.1140.0030.160.000.000.0016.67
1949Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34p25377031021040021906001.143.167.200.36714378.196.057.086.1722.5624.369.500.000.0030.00
1950Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34p2632502710000032007000.140.189.160.3498160.233.020.080.1725.0033.336.670.000.0014.29
1951Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34p2728484500040038013001.104.157.104.2615064.125.000.063.1344.6912.502.670.000.000.00
1952Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34p2837794710160032315004.089.133.139.27211288.109.050.089.1343.4126.147.671.1479.0028.57
1953Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro34p29347561110020032106002.147.179.160.33912184.204.013.053.1623.5725.007.000.000.009.09
1954Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro34p30364732000200520014001.043.135.043.1782066.074.000.106.1057.5830.304.000.000.000.00
1955Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro34p3118271110020011002000.037.071.074.1452130.059.037.074.0723.3333.3310.000.000.00100.00
1956Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34p322012010000001302000.083.154.083.2371015.111.000.083.1256.6720.003.000.000.000.00
1957Boston Red SoxALMLBbos20p33210100010000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.9020.000.000.000.000.000.00
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc120p35182000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter3184842655621250022146162009.114.154.140.294689569.160.026.072.0003.8725.666.640.18484.0016.36
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter134247132941114001170131006.117.158.154.312386290.159.037.081.0003.7924.146.360.34247.0020.69
Brooklyn Dodgers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter881491014200600951022003.094.146.107.253162180.143.013.074.0005.0028.335.670.000.0014.29
Chicago Cubs Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter768531101040022309000.129.149.153.30213196.177.024.047.0002.0823.9611.500.000.009.09
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter182000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter210100010000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162247132831113001174132005.114.154.140.294355290.160.026.072.0003.8725.666.640.18484.0016.36

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1946Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22P4-17-4--441.0001.000.24-----4100.02.6
1947Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23P23-4516-1771.0000.300.16-----23100.014.9
1948Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24P29-16412261-3938.9741.310.23-----29100.018.8
1949Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25P37-2131428134342.9771.140.20-----37100.024.0
1950Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi26P32-159831-439391.0001.220.25-----32100.020.8
1951Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi27P28-168521112726.9630.930.15-----28100.018.2
1952Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28P37-232837464945.9181.220.19-----37100.024.0
1953Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro29P34-191833314441.9321.210.21-----34100.022.1
1954Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro30P36-1805273-3532.9140.890.18-----36100.023.4
1955Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro31P18-73121-122221.0001.220.30-----18100.011.8
1956Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32P20-57417-221211.0001.050.37-----20100.013.0
1956Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32P1-11---111.0001.001.00-----1100.00.6
1957Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33P2-5-4--441.0002.000.80-----2100.01.3
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc135P18-2422--441.0000.220.17-----18100.011.7
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P319-1529692571319339326.9621.020.21-----3190.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1946Chicago CubsNLMLBchn224----------
1947Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2323----------
1948Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2429----------
1949Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2537----------
1950Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2632----------
1951Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2728----------
1952Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2837----------
1953Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro2934----------
1954Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro3036----------
1955Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro3118----------
1956Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3220----------
1956Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin321----------
1957Boston Red SoxALMLBbos332----------
1959Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc13518----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1950Philadelphia PhilliesWorld SeriesMLB26015.402001.2410103.3321.600.000.005.4000.00.000
1953Brooklyn DodgersWorld SeriesMLB29006.231004.1834502.9316.620.008.3110.381.250.00.000
1955Brooklyn DodgersWorld SeriesMLB31000.001005.2402401.156.350.003.186.352.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs013.09404000011.716040610001.8912.340.004.637.711.670.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1953Brooklyn DodgersWorld SeriesMLB2911000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1955Brooklyn DodgersWorld SeriesMLB3112000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs23000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1992New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya68Bench Coach1627686.46920.05Buck Showalter
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1959-07-03Released by Athletics. 
1959-04-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1957-05-13Released by Red Sox. 
1957-04-13Claimed on waivers by Red Sox from Reds. 
1956-09-01Claimed on waivers by Reds from Cubs. 
1955-12-09TradeTraded by Dodgers with Walt Moryn and Don Hoak to Cubs for Don Elston and Randy Jackson. 
1953-02-16TradeTraded by Phillies with Cash to Dodgers for Earl Torgeson. 
1948-10-11Purchased by Phillies from Cubs. 
1942-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.