Monday, May 11, 2009

1989 Topps Major League Debut #82: Matt Merullo



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)

CAREER: 2/10

He didn't quite reach 500 at-bats in the majors.

5 comments:

  1. "i love anagrams" = "Vagina Morales." Remember her? She was a reporter for WSVN in Miami.

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  2. I'm surprised he got almost 500 at-bats. He was a third string catcher behind Fisk and Karkovice. He kept getting sent down when the bullpen needed an extra arm.

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  3. 195 of his AB came in his final season, with the Twins. He had fewer than 100 AB in 3 of his 4 seasons with the White Sox.

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