Merritt Thomas Ranew
Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: May 10, 1938 in Albany, GA
High School: Lee County HS (Leesburg, GA)
Signed by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1957.
Debut: April 13, 1962 (Age 23.338, 9,550th in MLB history)
vs. PHI 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Colt.45's/Pilots/Angels/Braves 1962-1969
Last Game: September 30, 1969 (Age 31.143)
vs. OAK 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: October 18, 2011 in Valdosta, GA
Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Albany, GA
About biographical information
Career Home Runs
For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for
). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have
Merritt Ranew: 8 Career Home Runs
0 leading off,
3 go ahead
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are not shown.
About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia
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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
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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.