Merritt Patrick Cain
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut April 15, 1932
- Final Game May 28, 1938
- Born April 5, 1907 in Macon, GA USA
- Died April 3, 1975 in Atlanta, GA USA
Sugar Cain pitched seven years in the majors, exclusively in the American League. He won 15 games in a season split between the St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox in 1936 and was a 13-game winner for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics in 1933. His downfall was an almost complete lack of control, walking 569 batters in 987 1/3 innings, with four seasons of more than 100 walks (including a league-leading 123 between the A's and Browns in 1935).
Cain pitched fourteen seasons professionally, spending time between 1930 and 1943 in the minors, going 16-5 for the minor league Baltimore Orioles in 1932 to earn his big league look. He later managed the 1948 Vidalia-Lyons Twins.
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1936)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1933, 1934 & 1936)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1942||Anniston Rams||Southeastern League||19-17||4th||Replaced Dee Moore (48-59) on July 27|
|1948||Vidalia-Lyons Twins||Georgia State League||--||--||replaced by Truman Connell|