Russell Charles Meyer (October 25, 1923 – November 16, 1997) Fiery Russ Meyer enjoyed a 13-year MLB career, won 94 games, and was a member of the 1955 World Champion Dodgers. After three seasons with the Cubs, Meyer won 17 games with a 3.08 ERA for the Phillies in 1949 and played on the 1950 “Whiz Kids” NL pennant winning team. He debuted in Brooklyn with 15 wins in 1953. With the Dodgers, Meyer had a stretch of 24 consecutive road starts without a loss. The nicknames “Mad Monk” and “Rowdy Russ” fit the hot-tempered Meyer. He slammed the baseball to the dirt when pulled from a game and showed disdain to umpires with certain bodily gestures. He once hit a photographer and even tossed racially charged insults at future teammate Jackie Robinson. Meyer later coached college and minor-league ball and was bench coach for the Yankees. He died in 1997 at age 74.