Merritt Ranew

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Merritt Ranew
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Born: (1938-05-10)May 10, 1938
Albany, Georgia
Died: October 18, 2011(2011-10-18) (aged 73)
Valdosta, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1962, for the Houston Colt .45s
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1969, for the Seattle Pilots
MLB statistics
Batting average .247
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 54

Merritt Thomas Ranew (May 10, 1938 – October 18, 2011) was an American professional baseball catcher.

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.


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