Russ Meyer (baseball)
Meyer with the Phillies in 1951
Born: October 25, 1923|
Died: November 16, 1997 (aged 74)|
|September 13, 1946 for the Chicago Cubs|
Last MLB appearance
|June 28, 1959 for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Earned run average||3.99|
Career highlights and awards
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 San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Young fell one short of. Meyer went 24 consecutive road starts without a loss during the 1953 and 1954 seasons.
- Russ Meyer, a Fiery Pitcher For Dodgers in 50's, Dies at 74
- "Player Profile: Chris Young 32 (2006 Career Highlights)". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-31.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Russ Meyer at Find a Grave
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