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Merritt Ranew

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. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1962 (Age 23.338)   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

Final 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
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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.

Merritt Ranew: 8 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 3 go ahead
3 Tms
HOU4
CHC3
CAL1
 
vs RHP8
 
Away5
Home3
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Medium Lev2
Low Lev4
7 Opps
NYM2
LAD1
CIN1
SFG1
NYY1
MLN1
STL1
8 Pitchers
Larry Sherry1
Don Larsen1
Bobby Tiefenauer1
Bob Purkey1
Tony Cloninger1
Ray Washburn1
Dave Hillman1
Larry Foss1
6 Parks
Polo Grounds2
Colt Stad2
Crosley Fld1
Wrigley Fld1
County Stad1
Yankee Stad1
Where Hit
96
81
891
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms8
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th2
9th2
8th2
6th2
Outs
04
23
11
 
DefPos
C7
PH1
Bases
---5
1--2
--31
 
11 RBI
RISP1
0 on5
1 on3
Any on3
Inning
21
31
41
52
61
71
81
 
1-32
4-64
7-end2
RelScore
+4..1
+31
Tied3
-11
-21
-4..1
 
Ahead2
Tied3
Behind3
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1962-04-25 HOU STL Ray Washburn behind 3-4 b 8 0 --- 1 6 2 0.312 60% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1962-05-11 HOU SFG Don Larsen ahead 3-0 b 5 0 --- 1 7 2 0.045 94% Home Run
3 3 3 1 1962-06-22 (2) HOU @ NYM Dave Hillman ahead 7-0 t 5 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.016 99% Home Run; Warwick Scores
4 4 4 1 1962-09-18 (2) HOU @ NYM Larry Foss tied 1-1 t 4 1 --3 2 8 2 0.156 71% Home Run; Amalfitano Scores
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1963-05-05 CHC @ MLN Tony Cloninger tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.128 63% Home Run
6 6 2 1 1963-06-08 CHC LAD Larry Sherry behind 1-3 b 6 2 1-- 2 9 PH 0.317 52% Home Run; Schaffer Scores
7 7 3 1 1963-08-17 CHC @ CIN Bob Purkey tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 7 2 0.120 58% Home Run
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
8 8 1 1 1965-06-26 CAL @ NYY Bobby Tiefenauer behind 2-10 t 7 0 --- 1 9 2 0.003 1% 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.