Monday, May 11, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #82: Matt Merullo
Merullo's grandfather Lennie was a shortstop for the Cubs in the 1940s. Lennie Merullo turned 92 a few days ago!
PHOTO: A fine posed shot, I guess. There seem to be lots of posed shots in this set with distracting things in the background, such as a telephone poll or whatever that is we see here.
STAT: Merullo had 7 career homers, and 4 of them came in the 9th inning (and one off Jeff Reardon tied the game.) Only one of his homers came before the 7th inning.
ANAGRAM: Matt Merullo = Trammell out! (of the Hall of Fame, I presume)
He didn't quite reach 500 at-bats in the majors.