Merlin Kopp

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Merlin Henry Kopp

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 158 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Merlin Kopp was an outfielder 18 years 1911 to 1928, three in the Major Leagues and 18 in the minors. He was a World War I Veteran. He played for the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics from 1915 to 1919. Led his league (minors) five times in stolen bases - once in the Pacific Coast League (1923). For over 30 years he was a warehouseman for a wholesale hardware company. He died at age 68 from a heart attack at his home and is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Sacramento, CA.

  • SB Titles
1913 Canadian League 63, also led the league in Runs with 104.
1915 Canadian League 42
1916 International League 59
1917 International League 57
1923 Pacific Coast League 80

He is one of only two major leaguers to have been named "Merlin", the other one being Merlin Nippert.

Related Sites[edit]

Find-A-Grave Memorial for Merlin Kopp