May 10, 1938|
|Died: October 18, 2011
|April 13, 1962 for the Houston Colt .45s|
Last MLB appearance
|September 30, 1969 for the Seattle Pilots|
|Runs batted in||54|
Ranew was born in Albany, Georgia. He was selected in the 1961 MLB Expansion Draft by the Houston Colt .45s from the Milwaukee Braves. Ranew played for the Colt .45s (1962), Chicago Cubs (1963–1964), Milwaukee Braves (1964), California Angels (1965), and the Seattle Pilots (1969). He stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg). He died in Valdosta, Georgia.
In the minor leagues in 1966, Ranew was clubbed on the head with a bat by Santiago Rosario and seriously injured.
- "Local baseball legend Merritt Ranew passes away", The Albany Journal, October 19, 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
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