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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, California, United States
High School: Edgewood HS (West Covina, CA)

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1962 18 -2.9 Erie NYPL D MIN 19 8 .704 3.67 4.04 35 26 16 2 223.0 199 100 91 20 96 249 8 2 14 1.323 8.0 0.8 3.9 10.0 2.59
1963 19 -4.0 Charlotte SALL AA MIN 9 12 .429 4.13 5.49 34 27 6 1 159.0 186 97 73 14 60 8 125 4 1 5 1.547 10.5 0.8 3.4 7.1 2.08
1964 20 -5.6 Atlanta IL AAA MIN 13 17 .433 2.74 3.42 36 29 12 3 200.0 186 76 61 13 61 3 174 3 2 6 1.235 8.4 0.6 2.7 7.8 2.85
1965 21 -4.4 Denver PCL AAA MIN 13 8 .619 3.13 3.88 26 24 13 1 190.0 176 82 66 21 46 3 171 0 0 2 1.168 8.3 1.0 2.2 8.1 3.72
1965 21 -6.1 MIN AL MLB MIN 5 4 .556 3.17 3.40 16 9 5 1 0 2 76.2 68 29 27 11 20 1 61 0 0 0 311 1.148 8.0 1.3 2.3 7.2 3.05
1966 22 -5.0 MIN AL MLB MIN 7 14 .333 3.38 3.56 31 18 5 5 1 3 144.0 112 57 54 17 33 3 124 0 0 4 570 1.007 7.0 1.1 2.1 7.8 3.76
1967 23 -3.9 MIN AL MLB MIN 13 7 .650 2.53 2.85 37 28 4 11 4 0 227.2 196 72 64 21 30 6 161 7 0 10 911 0.993 7.7 0.8 1.2 6.4 5.37
1968 24 -3.0 MIN AL MLB MIN 12 16 .429 3.25 3.85 38 34 4 11 1 1 238.1 207 102 86 21 52 1 181 7 1 1 968 1.087 7.8 0.8 2.0 6.8 3.48
1969 25 -2.0 CIN NL MLB CIN 17 9 .654 4.37 4.55 42 36 2 8 1 0 251.0 269 127 122 33 61 8 144 5 0 3 1072 1.315 9.6 1.2 2.2 5.2 2.36
1970 26 -1.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 20 12 .625 4.08 4.38 35 35 0 12 1 0 234.0 248 114 106 21 53 12 136 1 0 4 984 1.286 9.5 0.8 2.0 5.2 2.57
1971 27 -0.4 CIN NL MLB CIN 1 11 .083 4.37 4.63 28 11 5 0 0 0 107.0 115 55 52 14 31 8 38 3 0 2 456 1.364 9.7 1.2 2.6 3.2 1.23
1972 28 2.7 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 4 8 .333 4.33 4.67 32 20 0 0 3 108.0 122 56 52 14 28 2 80 2 0 3 1.389 10.2 1.2 2.3 6.7 2.86
1972 28 0.9 CIN NL MLB CIN 1 0 1.000 4.50 4.50 4 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 13 4 4 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 38 1.875 14.6 1.1 2.2 4.5 2.00
1973 29 1.3 TEX AL MLB TEX 5 13 .278 4.05 4.44 35 19 11 8 1 1 160.0 191 79 72 18 34 3 65 1 0 7 694 1.406 10.7 1.0 1.9 3.7 1.91
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1974 30 1.9 TEX AL MLB TEX 0 0 4.13 4.68 26 1 10 0 0 0 32.2 46 17 15 3 6 2 18 0 0 1 149 1.592 12.7 0.8 1.7 5.0 3.00
1975 31 2.9 TEX AL MLB TEX 0 0 0.00 2.45 5 0 2 0 0 0 3.2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 0.818 7.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 81 86 .485 3.65 3.99 297 192 48 56 9 7 1483.0 1468 657 602 160 322 45 932 25 1 32 6168 1.207 8.9 1.0 2.0 5.7 2.89
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 58 53 .523 3.51 4.20 163 126 47 7 3 880.0 869 411 343 82 291 16 799 17 5 30 1.318 8.9 0.8 3.0 8.2 2.75
All Levels (14 Seasons) 139 139 .500 3.60 4.07 460 318 48 103 16 10 2363.0 2337 1068 945 242 613 61 1731 42 6 62 6168 1.248 8.9 0.9 2.3 6.6 2.82
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 30 33 .476 3.23 3.87 94 73 25 4 3 498.0 484 214 179 48 135 8 425 5 2 11 1.243 8.7 0.9 2.4 7.7 3.15
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1962 18 -2.7 Erie NYPL D MIN 46 102 78 20 17 4 0 0 11 0 0 22 36 .218 .382 .269 .652 21 0 0 2
1963 19 -4.6 Charlotte SALL AA MIN 35 62 59 5 13 4 1 0 6 0 0 2 24 .220 .246 .322 .568 19 0 1 0
1964 20 -6.5 Atlanta IL AAA MIN 41 78 69 6 13 2 0 0 2 0 0 7 32 .188 .263 .217 .481 15 0 2 0
1965 21 -4.7 Denver PCL AAA MIN 27 78 58 6 10 1 0 1 3 0 0 9 28 .172 .279 .241 .521 14 0 10 1
1965 21 -6.3 MIN AL MLB MIN 16 26 22 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 14 .136 .240 .136 .376 3 0 1 1 0 0
1966 22 -5.2 MIN AL MLB MIN 31 46 39 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 16 .103 .182 .128 .310 5 1 0 2 1 0
1967 23 -4.2 MIN AL MLB MIN 37 84 74 4 10 3 0 0 2 0 0 7 33 .135 .210 .176 .386 13 2 0 3 0 0
1968 24 -3.2 MIN AL MLB MIN 38 80 71 1 10 2 0 0 1 0 1 5 22 .141 .197 .169 .366 12 2 0 4 0 0
1969 25 -2.5 CIN NL MLB CIN 42 99 77 6 11 1 0 1 5 0 0 5 37 .143 .190 .195 .385 15 1 0 15 2 0
1970 26 -1.6 CIN NL MLB CIN 35 93 83 7 14 0 0 3 6 0 0 4 42 .169 .207 .277 .484 23 0 0 6 0 0
1971 27 -0.5 CIN NL MLB CIN 29 32 29 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 14 .138 .167 .241 .408 7 1 0 2 0 0
1972 28 3.1 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 35 41 28 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 15 .107 .286 .107 .393 3 0 6 0
1972 28 0.8 CIN NL MLB CIN 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 29 1.0 TEX AL MLB TEX 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1974 30 2.3 TEX AL MLB TEX 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 31 3.5 TEX AL MLB TEX 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 298 462 397 21 56 8 1 4 20 0 1 28 178 .141 .198 .196 .395 78 7 1 33 3 0
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 184 361 292 38 56 11 1 1 25 0 0 47 135 .192 .301 .247 .548 72 0 19 3
All Levels (14 Seasons) 482 823 689 59 112 19 2 5 45 0 1 75 313 .163 .244 .218 .462 150 7 1 52 6 0
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 103 197 155 13 26 3 0 1 8 0 0 23 75 .168 .274 .206 .480 32 0 18 1
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1962 18 Erie NYPL D MIN P 35 41 6 31 4 0 .902 1.06
1963 19 Charlotte SALL AA MIN P 34 41 9 28 4 0 .902 1.09
1964 20 Atlanta IL AAA MIN P 36 42 8 31 3 3 .929 1.08
1965 21 Denver PCL AAA MIN P 26 27 6 18 3 0 .889 0.92
1965 21 MIN AL MLB MIN P 16 77.0 16 2 13 1 1 .938 1.75 0.94
1966 22 MIN AL MLB MIN P 31 144.0 27 7 20 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.87
1967 23 MIN AL MLB MIN P 37 228.0 39 4 32 3 1 .923 1.42 0.97
1968 24 MIN AL MLB MIN P 38 238.0 45 7 38 0 2 1.000 1.70 1.18
1969 25 CIN NL MLB CIN P 42 251.0 41 7 33 1 1 .976 1.43 0.95
1970 26 CIN NL MLB CIN P 35 234.0 37 5 30 2 1 .946 1.35 1.00
1971 27 CIN NL MLB CIN P 28 107.0 16 5 10 1 1 .938 1.26 0.54
1972 28 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1972 28 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN P 32 21 6 15 0 0 1.000 0.66
1972 28 CIN NL MLB CIN P 4 8.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.25
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1973 29 TEX AL MLB TEX P 35 160.0 31 7 22 2 1 .935 1.63 0.83
1974 30 TEX AL MLB TEX P 26 33.0 8 1 4 3 0 .625 1.36 0.19
1975 31 TEX AL MLB TEX P 5 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
MLB (11 seasons) MLB P 297 1484.0 261 45 203 13 8 .950 1.50 0.84
Minors (5 seasons) Minors P 163 172 35 123 14 3 .919 0.97
All Levels (14 Seasons) P 460 1484.0 433 80 326 27 11 .938 1.50 0.88
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1962 18 Erie Sailors New York-Pennsylvania League D
1963 19 Charlotte Hornets South Atlantic League AA
1964 20 Atlanta Crackers International League AAA
1965 21 Denver Bears Pacific Coast League AAA
1965 21 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1965-08-02 1965-10-02
1966 22 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1966-04-14 1966-09-30
1967 23 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1967-04-14 1967-09-30
1968 24 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1968-04-11 1968-09-29
1969 25 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1969-04-07 1969-09-27
1970 26 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1970-04-06 1970-09-26
1971 27 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1971-04-18 1971-09-26
1972 28 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA
1972 28 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1972-04-25 1972-05-04
1973 29 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1973-04-07 1973-09-26
1974 30 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1974-04-07 1974-09-26
1975 31 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1975-04-12 1975-05-23

Sabr ID: 9f41cc91

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