John DeMerit

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John DeMerit
Born: (1936-01-08) January 8, 1936 (age 79)
West Bend, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 18, 1957, for the Milwaukee Braves
Last MLB appearance
May 20, 1962, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Batting average .174
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 7
Career highlights and awards

John Stephen "Thumper" DeMerit (January 8, 1936 in West Bend, Wisconsin) is a former professional baseball player. He was an outfielder over parts of five seasons (1957–1959, 1961–1962) with the Milwaukee Braves and New York Mets.

DeMerit was a member of the 1957 World Series champion Braves. He also appeared in 14 games for the 1962 Mets, whose 120 losses continue to be the most by a Major League team in a single season since the 19th Century.

An alumnus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, for his career he hit .174 with 3 home runs and 7 runs batted in in 93 games played.

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