Harold
Merchant
 
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 205
 
Born: February 24, 1928 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
All-Star Selections 1961    1962   
Ratings - Pitching     Help
  ERA AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1947 19 COT HL    
1948 20 COT HL    
1949 21 COT HL    
1950 22 COT HL    
1951 23 COT HL $ 300,000  
1952 24 COT HL $ 300,000  
1953 25 COT HL $ 300,000  
1954 26 COT HL $ 300,000  
1955 27 COT HL $ 1,682,857  
1956 28 COT HL $ 1,682,857  
1957 29 COT HL $ 2,300,000  
1958 30 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 4,000,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 31 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1960 32 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1961 33 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1962 34 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1963 35 COT HL $ 4,900,000  
1964 36 COT HL $ 4,900,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 4,000,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 4,900,000  
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1947 19 COT HL    
1948 20 COT HL    
1949 21 COT HL    
1950 22 COT HL    
1951 23 COT HL $ 300,000  
1952 24 COT HL $ 300,000  
1953 25 COT HL $ 300,000  
1954 26 COT HL $ 300,000  
1955 27 COT HL $ 1,682,857  
1956 28 COT HL $ 1,682,857  
1957 29 COT HL $ 2,300,000  
1958 30 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 4,000,000  
                                             
  Contact Power Gap Eye Ks
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 31 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1960 32 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1961 33 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1962 34 COT HL $ 4,000,000  
1963 35 COT HL $ 4,900,000  
1964 36 COT HL $ 4,900,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 4,000,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 4,900,000  
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
1947 19 A   4 1 .800 57 0 0 0 2 61.7 57 16 1 18 58 2.34 .246 .300 .302 .602  
1948 20 A   3 0 1.000 52 0 0 0 2 50.7 67 18 2 13 58 3.20 .324 .364 .401 .765  
1949 21 A   5 4 .556 61 0 0 0 1 58.0 51 31 10 17 63 4.81 .236 .292 .394 .685  
1950 22 AA   4 4 .500 49 0 0 0 2 39.3 44 17 1 10 34 3.89 .280 .323 .331 .655  
1951 23 AAA   0 0 .000 9 0 0 0 0 8.7 7 3 0 1 7 3.12 .226 .250 .290 .540  
    AA   1 1 .500 26 0 0 0 0 22.0 23 8 1 8 20 3.27 .274 .337 .345 .682  
1952 24 COT HL 1 6 .143 75 0 0 0 2 80.7 89 59 18 29 53 6.58 .276 .335 .519 .854 0.0
    AAA   0 0 .000 10 0 0 0 0 9.3 13 7 1 5 6 6.75 .325 .400 .425 .825  
1953 25 COT HL 4 10 .286 103 0 0 0 3 110.7 105 55 14 27 73 4.47 .244 .289 .430 .720 6.1
1954 26 COT HL 4 1 .800 76 0 0 0 13 78.7 61 19 4 16 63 2.17 .216 .263 .343 .606 15.8
1955 27 COT HL 6 5 .545 79 1 0 0 0 86.3 71 32 12 13 81 3.34 .223 .250 .429 .679 8.9
1956 28 COT HL 2 3 .400 71 0 0 0 2 67.0 50 27 3 17 65 3.63 .202 .253 .316 .569 6.3
1957 29 COT HL 5 0 1.000 93 0 0 0 1 101.7 103 35 11 14 98 3.10 .265 .290 .409 .699 7.6
1958 30 COT HL 7 3 .700 82 0 0 0 6 86.7 90 27 2 12 90 2.80 .262 .290 .356 .645 11.3
1959 31 COT HL 5 6 .455 65 0 0 0 34 74.3 70 32 6 21 59 3.87 .252 .305 .388 .693 11.7
1960 32 COT HL 3 4 .429 68 0 0 0 37 74.7 54 15 6 13 59 1.81 .201 .239 .320 .558 16.3
1961 33 COT HL 3 5 .375 68 0 0 0 38 74.7 86 34 5 12 58 4.10 .291 .315 .426 .741 9.4
1962 34 COT HL 4 2 .667 53 0 0 0 36 60.0 50 15 6 13 47 2.25 .223 .272 .348 .620 11.8
1963 35 COT HL 6 4 .600 63 0 0 0 32 73.0 88 33 6 14 45 4.07 .300 .333 .440 .774 10.9
1964 36 COT HL 4 6 .400 54 0 0 0 28 55.0 61 27 7 9 45 4.42 .281 .313 .465 .779 7.9
13 Years Sim 54 55 .495 950 1 0 0 232 1023.3 978 410 100 210 836 3.61 .250 .289 .402 .692 123.8
2 Years AAA 0 0 .000 19 0 0 0 0 18.0 20 10 1 6 13 5.00 .282 .338 .366 .704  
2 Years AA 5 5 .500 75 0 0 0 2 61.3 67 25 2 18 54 3.67 .278 .328 .336 .664  
3 Years A 12 5 .706 170 0 0 0 5 170.3 175 65 13 48 179 3.43 .267 .317 .363 .681  
7 Years Minors 17 10 .630 264 0 0 0 7 249.6 262 100 16 72 246 3.61 .271 .321 .357 .678  
Season Average 4 4 .500 73 0 0 0 17 78.7 75 31 7 16 64 3.61 .250 .289 .402 .692  
Career Highs 7 10 1.000 103 1 0 0 38 110.7 105 59 18 29 98 6.58 .300 .335 .519 .854  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   549 215 47 97 513   .237 .268 .374 .641
vs LH   429 195 53 113 323   .269 .317 .444 .761
Home 36 27 .571 513 1 0 0 124 556.3 523 234 56 124 456 3.79 .248 .290 .405 .695
Away 18 28 .391 437 0 0 0 117 467.0 455 176 44 86 380 3.39 .252 .286 .399 .686
Mar/Apr 7 9 .438 133 0 0 0 29 139.6 149 66 15 24 132 4.26 .273 .304 .447 .750
May 10 11 .476 157 0 0 0 35 162.3 151 65 11 43 129 3.60 .246 .295 .384 .679
June 7 10 .412 159 0 0 0 33 166.3 142 69 22 39 132 3.73 .231 .277 .415 .691
July 10 11 .476 150 1 0 0 35 168.3 166 75 19 22 140 4.01 .254 .278 .401 .679
August 12 9 .571 187 0 0 0 51 191.0 192 77 19 42 146 3.63 .260 .300 .413 .712
Sep/Oct 8 5 .615 164 0 0 0 58 195.6 178 58 14 40 157 2.67 .240 .279 .366 .645
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1952 24 COT HL 75 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.0 0.0
1953 25 COT HL 103 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .286 .429 0.2 0.0
1954 26 COT HL 76 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .091 .000 .091 -0.6 0.0
1955 27 COT HL 79 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.1 0.0
1956 28 COT HL 71 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0
1957 29 COT HL 93 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.2 0.0
1958 30 COT HL 82 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.2 0.0
1959 31 COT HL 65 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.5 0.2
1960 32 COT HL 68 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0
1961 33 COT HL 68 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0.9 0.3
1962 34 COT HL 53 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.6 0.0
1963 35 COT HL 63 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.3 0.0
1964 36 COT HL 55 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.4 0.0
13 Years Sim 951 60 2 5 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 20 .083 .098 .117 .215 -2.0 0.4
162 Game Average 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .098 .117 .215 -0.3  
Career Highs 103 10 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0.9  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   50 1 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 16 .080 .098 .120 .218 -1.6
vs LH   10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 -0.4
Home 474 36 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 13 .083 .108 .111 .219 -1.1
Away 438 24 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .083 .083 .125 .208 -0.9
RISP   17 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 .176 .176 .235 .412 0.4
Close/Late   19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .050 .000 .050 -1.5
Mar/Apr 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.2
May 116 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.9
June 32 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.4
July 99 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .083 .154 .083 .237 -0.2
August 133 20 1 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 .150 .150 .250 .400 0.3
Sep/Oct 126 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .077 .077 .077 .154 -0.7
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1952 24 COT HL P 75 0 80.7 3 11 0 0 1.000 1.56    
1953 25 COT HL P 103 0 110.7 4 17 5 4 .808 1.71    
1954 26 COT HL P 76 0 78.7 3 7 1 0 .909 1.14    
1955 27 COT HL P 79 1 86.3 3 6 1 0 .900 0.94    
1956 28 COT HL P 71 0 67.0 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.07    
1957 29 COT HL P 93 0 101.7 4 9 2 1 .867 1.15    
1958 30 COT HL P 82 0 86.7 1 8 0 0 1.000 0.93    
1959 31 COT HL P 65 0 74.3 6 8 1 1 .933 1.70    
1960 32 COT HL P 68 0 74.7 2 6 1 1 .889 0.96    
1961 33 COT HL P 68 0 74.7 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.72    
1962 34 COT HL P 53 0 60.0 5 10 0 0 1.000 2.25    
1963 35 COT HL P 63 0 73.0 6 6 1 0 .923 1.48    
1964 36 COT HL P 54 0 55.0 3 6 0 2 1.000 1.47    
Career Totals   950 1 1023.3 43 105 12 9 .925 1.30    
Career Highs   103 1 110.7 6 17 5 4 1.000 2.25    
Post-Season Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
1960 32 COT HL 0 1 .000 8 0 0 0 5 8.3 10 5 0 3 4 5.40 .303 .361 .394 .755
1962 34 COT HL 1 0 1.000 5 0 0 0 3 6.3 4 1 0 3 5 1.42 .167 .259 .208 .468
1964 36 COT HL 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 1 3.0 4 1 0 0 2 3.00 .333 .333 .333 .667
Career Post-Season Pitching 1 1 .500 15 0 0 0 9 17.7 18 7 0 6 11 3.57 .261 .320 .319 .639
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1964 36 COT HL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Batting 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Saves
1959-3-34
1960-4-37
1961-1-38
1962-3-36
1963-2-32
1964-4-28
CAR-19-232
Games Pitched
1953-2-103
1957-4-93
CAR-22-950
       
 
   Black Ink Test: 3    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 20    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
 
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History
Drafted in 32nd round, 756th overall pick, by Oakton in 1945
Earned first career win on 5/7/1945
Had first career hit on 7/15/1945, off James Roselli (YAN)
Released by Oakton on 9/7/1945, refused assignment to minors
Was selected to the 1961 Allstar game
Was selected to the 1962 Allstar game