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Lennie Merullo

Leonard Richard Merullo

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 166 lb.

Born: May 5, 1917 in Boston, MA
High School: East Boston HS (East Boston, MA)
Schools: Villanova University (Villanova, PA), Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1941 (Age 24.130)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Team: Cubs 1941-1947

Final Game: August 22, 1947 (Age 30.109)
Relatives: Grandfather of Matt Merullo
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1941 24 CHC NL 7 19 17 3 6 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 .353 .421 .412 .833 139 7 0 0 0 /6
1942 25 CHC NL 143 576 515 53 132 23 3 2 37 14 35 45 .256 .310 .324 .634 89 167 14 5 22 *6
1943 26 CHC NL 129 486 453 37 115 18 3 1 25 7 26 42 .254 .297 .313 .611 78 142 10 2 6 *6
1944 27 CHC NL 66 216 193 20 41 8 1 1 16 3 16 18 .212 .276 .280 .556 57 54 2 1 7 6/3
1945 28 CHC NL 121 433 394 40 94 18 0 2 37 7 31 30 .239 .297 .299 .597 68 118 15 2 6 *6
1946 29 CHC NL 65 138 126 14 19 8 0 0 7 2 11 13 .151 .219 .214 .433 24 27 4 0 1 6
1947 30 CHC NL 108 393 373 24 90 16 1 0 29 4 15 26 .241 .274 .290 .564 52 108 11 2 3 *6
7 Yrs 639 2261 2071 191 497 92 8 6 152 38 136 174 .240 .291 .301 .591 69 623 56 12 45
162 Game Avg. 162 573 525 48 126 23 2 2 39 10 34 44 .240 .291 .301 .591 69 158 14 3 11

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1941 24 CHC NL 7 19 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .520 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /6
1942 25 CHC NL 143 576 -7 0 0 -1 10 2 0.1 18 20 2.1 .502 .501 2.2 0.9 21 *6
1943 26 CHC NL 129 486 -12 -0 0 -3 8 -7 -0.9 15 8 0.7 .493 .495 1.0 0.6 11 *6
1944 27 CHC NL 66 216 -10 -0 0 -3 4 -10 -1.1 7 -3 -0.4 .484 .493 -0.1 0.1 -0 6/3
1945 28 CHC NL 121 433 -16 -0 0 2 7 -7 -0.7 14 7 0.6 .494 .495 0.4 1.0 5 *6
1946 29 CHC NL 65 138 -12 0 0 -2 2 -11 -1.3 5 -6 -0.8 .480 .492 -0.6 0.0 -4 6
1947 30 CHC NL 108 393 -24 -0 0 -6 7 -24 -2.4 15 -8 -0.9 .477 .485 -0.3 0.1 -2 *6
7 Seasons 639 2261 -81 -1 0 -13 38 -56 -6.2 76 19 1.4 .490 .494 3.0 2.7 32

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1945 28 CHC NL WS DET L 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1941 CHC NL 24 SS 7 6 4 31 12 18 1 5 .968 4.29 .951 5.17
1942 CHC NL 25 SS 143 138 125 779 299 438 42 80 .946 5.15 .955 5.22
1943 CHC NL 26 SS 125 121 115 653 218 396 39 68 .940 4.91 .954 5.30
1944 CHC NL 27 SS 56 50 47 301 115 167 19 26 .937 5.04 .954 5.41
1944 CHC NL 27 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.00
1945 CHC NL 28 SS 118 111 99 575 209 336 30 49 .948 4.62 .947 5.26
1946 CHC NL 29 SS 44 33 26 221 78 131 12 23 .946 4.75 .957 5.15
1947 CHC NL 30 SS 108 107 94 570 219 322 29 77 .949 5.01 .963 5.11
7 Seasons SS 601 566 510 3130 1150 1808 172 328 .945 4.92 .955 5.24
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .990 10.00
7 Seasons TOT 602 566 510 3131 1151 1808 172 328 .945 4.92 .955 5.24
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1945 NL  1.0 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1942 NL  14 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1942 NL  5 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1942 NL  22 (1st)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1945 NL  15 (6th)

Assistss c a p y
1942 NL  438 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1942 NL  42 (3rd)
1943 NL  39 (2nd)
1947 NL  29 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1942 NL  143 (3rd)
1943 NL  125 (4th)
1945 NL  118 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1942 NL  299 (2nd)
1943 NL  218 (4th)
1945 NL  209 (5th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1942 NL  438 (4th)
1943 NL  396 (4th)
1945 NL  336 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1942 NL  42 (2nd)
1943 NL  39 (2nd)
1945 NL  30 (5th)
1947 NL  29 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1942 NL  80 (3rd)
1943 NL  68 (4th)
1947 NL  77 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1942 NL  5.15 (4th)
1943 NL  4.91 (5th)
1945 NL  4.62 (5th)
1947 NL  5.01 (3rd)
Career  4.92 (77th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1943 NL  .940 (4th)
1945 NL  .948 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1580), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Shortstop (360th), 1.4 career WAR/1.4 7yr-peak WAR/1.4 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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