Being a member of the great Yankee teams of the 1920s brought opportunity and fame to Bob Meusel. He appeared on the silver screen in three baseball movies.
In the 1927 production Slide Kelly Slide, Meusel portrayed himself. It was a family affair as his brother Irish Meusel also appeared. Other baseball men in the film included, Yankee teammate Tony Lazzeri, and 1929 batting champion Lew Fonseca.
Lou Gehrig biopic Pride of the Yankees was filmed in 1942. In one scene, Meusel walks into the Yankee locker room smoking a cigartette and wearing a fedora. Meusel can also be seen in the 1948 film The Babe Ruth Story.
In his 40s, Meusel moved to Redondo Beach, California where he worked as a security guard. After retirement, Meusel lived out his days in in Downey, California.
Shown here is the reverse of the government postcard that Meusel signed. Note the postmark of December 30, 1948 from his hometown of Redondo Beach.