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Jim Merritt

James Joseph Merritt

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 9, 1943 in Altadena, CA
High School: Edgewood HS (West Covina, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1965 (Age 21.236)   vs. BAL 8.2 IP, 8 H, 6 SO, 1 BB, 4 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Reds/Rangers 1965-1975

Final Game: May 23, 1975 (Age 31.165)
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Jim Merritt: 4 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 1 go ahead
1 Tm
CIN4
 
vs RHP4
 
Away3
Home1
 
Leverage
Medium Lev2
Low Lev2
4 Opps
NYM1
SDP1
PHI1
ATL1
4 Pitchers
Gary Gentry1
Ron Reed1
Ron Herbel1
Bill Champion1
4 Parks
Shea Stad1
Cinergy Fld1
Atl-Fulton1
Qualcomm St1
Where Hit
92
Unk1
891
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms4
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th4
Outs
22
11
01
 
DefPos
P4
Bases
---3
1--1
 
5 RBI
0 on3
1 on1
Any on1
Inning
21
72
91
 
1-31
7-end3
RelScore
+4..2
+21
Tied1
 
Ahead3
Tied1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1969-07-24 CIN @ NYM Gary Gentry tied 2-2 t 9 2 --- 1 9 1 0.419 82% Home Run
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1970-07-10 (1) CIN @ ATL Ron Reed ahead 2-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 9 1 0.132 83% Home Run; Woodward Scores
3 3 2 1 1970-08-04 CIN @ SDP Ron Herbel ahead 5-0 t 7 0 --- 1 9 1 0.014 99% Home Run
4 4 3 1 1970-08-17 CIN PHI Bill Champion ahead 8-0 b 7 2 --- 1 9 1 0.001 100% Home Run (CF-RF)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.