Thomas E. Merrick

Thomas E. Merrick is a retired North Dakota District Court judge, and an Air Force veteran, currently living in Buffalo, Minnesota. He attended his first major league game on July 9, 1961 at Briggs Stadium with his father and brother, and watched his father’s beloved Detroit Tigers sweep a doubleheader from the Los Angeles Angels. He has been a SABR member since 2000 and frequently contributes essays to the SABR Games Project. His article, “Swede Risberg’s journey to Jamestown,” appeared in the June 2019 Black Sox Scandal Research Committee Newsletter. Among his many blessings are his wife Pamela, their three children, and their two granddaughters.

 

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SABR Games Project stories written by Thomas E. Merrick

  • October 1, 1970: Alex Johnson snatches AL batting crown from Carl Yastrzemski as Angels hand White Sox their 106th loss
  • July 19, 1960: Juan Marichal shines in Giants debut with one-hit shutout and 12 strikeouts
  • June 20, 1931: Old Pete brings night baseball to Jamestown
  • July 19, 1922: Fans hoist Rogers Hornsby to their shoulders after his game-winning home run
  • April 12, 1922: Del Gainer and Rogers Hornsby power Cardinals to Opening Day romp over Pirates
  • September 23, 1921: Athletics’ Fred Heimach shuts out White Sox for his first career win
  • September 14, 1921: Washington’s Walter Johnson, backed by a triple play, faces only 27 Browns batters
  • April 24, 1921: Cincinnati’s José Leblanc outduels Jim Jeffries, blanks Indianapolis ABCs in exhibition
  • August 1, 1920: Bullet Rogan pitches and bats Kansas City Monarchs over Chicago American Giants in front of record crowd
  • April 15, 1918: Truck Hannah debuts against Walter Johnson on Opening Day
  • August 6, 1917: Eddie Plank retires after losing to Walter Johnson, 1-0 in 11 innings
  • July 22, 1917: Eddie Plank shuts out Washington for his 326th and final win
  • July 22, 1917: Rookie Swede Risberg’s bat, baserunning extend White Sox’s lead over Boston
  • July 17, 1917: William Rumler delivers a win for Eddie Plank and the Browns
  • August 30, 1916: Boston’s Dutch Leonard no-hits the Browns at Fenway Park

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