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Rusty Meacham

Rusty Meacham
Born: (1968-01-27) January 27, 1968 (age 52)
Stuart, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 29, 1991 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
June 20, 2001 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Career statistics
Win–loss record 23–17
Earned run average 4.43
Strikeouts 198
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Russell Loren Meacham (born January 27, 1968) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of eight seasons in Major League Baseball between 1991 and 2001.

Professional career

Early career

Meacham was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 33rd round of the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft.

Major league career

He made his major league debut for the Tigers in 1991, and was used as both a starter and reliever. Meacham had the most relief wins in the AL in 1992 with 10. During the remainder of his major league career, he was used almost exclusively in relief, with the exception of five starts in 1996 while he was with the Seattle Mariners.

Independent leagues

After his MLB career ended in 2001, Meacham continued to pitch in independent leagues for several years. Meacham was a player in the Golden Baseball League playing for the Yuma Scorpions for 2 seasons. Meacham then retired and became their 1st base coach for 1 year then he left Yuma to be the pitching coach for the Vermont Lake Monsters. He was released right after the 2008 season, even though he helped the Lake Monsters to one of the lowest ERA's of the league. He returned to pitch in one game for the GBL's Tijuana Cimarrones in 2010.

Personal life

Meacham has two young sons, Russell Loren Meacham, who is currently attending college and majoring in Business and Reese Levi Meacham, who is currently attending high school in Texas.[citation needed]


Rusty collaborated on a baseball instruction book/DVD which became available in June 2011.

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