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Bob Meusel
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Baseball Player
    (July 19, 1896-November 28, 1977)
    Born in San Jose, California
    Nicknamed 'Long Bob'
    Outfielder for the New York Yankees (1920-1929) and the Cincinnati Reds (1930)
    AL Home Run Champion (1925)
    AL RBI Champion (1925)
    Made film appearances in 'The Pride of the Yankees' (1942) and 'The Babe Ruth Story' (1948)
    He had a lazy attitude and was anti-social with his teammates.
    He, Babe Ruth and Bill Piercy had a 5 week suspension into the 1922 season and a $3,362 fine of their World Series cash share for being part of a barnstorming tour.
    He and Bert Cole had a fine and a ten game suspension for beginning one of baseball history's infamous brawls in a game against the Detroit Tigers (1924).
    He let a flyball to drop in the 4th inning of game 7 of the 1926 World Series as the Yankees went on to lose the series to the St. Louis Cardinals.
    He had the most World Series career strikeouts as a right-handed batter (24) for 3 decades prior to Hank Bauer and Gil McDougald breaking it in 1958.
    The Baseball Hall of Fame Veterans Committee picked Happy Chandler and Travis Jackson over him for election (1982).
    He served in the U.S. Navy in World War I.
    He once survived an automobile accident.
    He was the second player to hit for the cycle three times.
    He and his brother Irish Meusel played against each other three times in the World Series (1921-1923).
    He was one of the key players of three 'Murderers' Row' Yankees World Series winning teams of the 1920s.
    He was one of the five players to achieve on winning the AL Home Run title besides Babe Ruth (1918-1931).
    He was at the ceremony as Lou Gehrig delivered his 'Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth' speech (July 4, 1939).

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