James Joseph Merritt
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: December 9, 1943 in Altadena, CA
High School: Edgewood HS (West Covina, CA) by the Signed Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1961.
( All Transactions) Debut: August 2, 1965 (Age 21)
vs. BAL 8.2 IP, 8 H, 6 SO, 1 BB, 4 ER Teams (by GP): Twins/Reds/Rangers 1965-1975 Final Game: May 23, 1975 (Age 31)
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News -- October 2013
10/25 Twinstrivia.com: Twins pitchers that went the extra mile: The Twins have been in Minnesota for 53 years and have played 8,455 games winning 4,204 and losing 4,243. (just a FYI, the Angels ... News -- July 2013
7/26 Twinstrivia.com: This Day in Twins History – July 26, 1967: Twins pitcher Jim Merritt, a 23-year-old lefty sets a team record when he pitches the first 13 innings of an 18 inning 3-2 win ...
7/21 D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today: This Date in Washington Senators History: July 21 1902 The New York Herald reports that 3B Harry Wolverton will return to the NL Phillies. Wolverton “had informed ... News -- June 2013
6/8 Twinstrivia.com: Pitch to contact was not in their vocabulary: Many of us that watch the Twins day in and day out complain about the number of hits that the Twins pitchers allow and ... News -- January 2013
1/6 Blog Red Machine: Can Zack Cozart Continue the Excellence At Shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds?: As a baseball historian I love research. I can spend hours at Baseball-Reference, The Baseball Cube or Fangraphs, hyperlinking ... News -- September 2012
9/27 The Pesky Pole: Triple Crown Clout:
Carl Yastrzemski was the last player to win the Triple Crown. Miguel Cabrera is looking to change that. As the season winds ... News -- August 2012
8/21 High Heat Stats: Lightning in a bottle – baseball’s one-year wonders: In 2011, Blue Jays’ starter Ricky Romero had a breakout season with 6.2 WAR and an All-Star selection, but this year … ... News -- July 2012
7/21 D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today: This Date in Washington Senators History: July 21 1902 The New York Herald reports that 3B Harry Wolverton will return to the NL Phillies. Wolverton “had informed ... News -- June 2012
6/21 Classic Minnesota Twins: Dave Boswell: April, 1966 Baseball Digest Twins Feature: DAVE BOSWELL: 1967 DEXTER PRESS CARDHope you enjoy some old school writing above, plus this LIFE magazine story (hit ... News -- April 2012
4/11 High Heat Stats: No Longer on “Speaking” Terms – This Week in Baseball Trade History: In a follow-up to my inaugural piece in this vein, I’m looking at trades occurring this week (Apr 9 to 15) in baseball history. ... News -- January 2012
1/1 High Heat Stats: 20-12 Pitchers: Its happened only twice since 1981, but 39 pitchers have posted a 20-12 record in a season. Here they are sorted by WAR Rk Player ... News -- April 2011
4/16 B-R Blog: Fewest career wins by a lefty to win 20 games in a season: Using the new feature that allows us to do "two-tiered" searches... There are 114 lefties to win 20 games in a season since 1901. ... News -- March 2011
3/20 Motor City Bengals: AL Cy Young 2011: Does Justin Verlander have a chance? Lately I’ve been working on my predictions for what you might call our MCB office pool ... News -- June 2010
6/1 B-R Blog: Jumping Jimenez – More On Über Ubaldo: Somewhat adding on to Raphy's post on Ubaldo Jimenez, via Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Pitching Game Finder - starting ...