Leonard Richard Merullo

Leonard Richard Merullo (1917-2015) *98

The grave site of Leonard Richard Merullo / Plot 86216318. This memorial website was created in memory of Leonard Richard Merullo, 98, born on May 5, 1917 and passed away on May 30, 2015.

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Leonard Richard Merullo was an American professional baseball player who played shortstop in the Major Leagues from 1941–47. He was born in East Boston, Massachusetts. Merullo played shortstop for the Chicago Cubs for seven years in the major leagues in the 1940s. He appeared in three games during the 1945 World Series against two-time MVP Hal Newhouser, pitchers Virgil Trucks, Tommy Bridges, and slugger Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers, who defeated the Cubs in seven games in the Series, the last one the Cubs have played in as of 2014. With the death of Andy Pafko on October 8, 2013, Merullo was the only living man to have played for the Cubs in a World Series, as well as being the oldest living former member of the Cubs. Merullo's major league career began in 1941, and in 1942-45 he won the shortstop job, with Stan Hack playing third base and Merullo's roommate, Phil Cavarretta, at first. In 1946, Billy Jurges, Bobby Sturgeon and Merullo shared the shortstop position until Merullo regained the position in 1947. During this period, Merullo was known to have the quickest throwing arm in baseball.[citation needed]. Merullo's time with the Cubs caused him, in later years, to be a frequent subject of Chicago columnist Mike Royko's annual Cub Quiz.

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Day of Birth: Saturday
Time of Birth: unknown
Zodiac / Star Sign: Taurus
Place of birth: United States (us)
Birth Anniversary:  in 69 days
Time since birth: 39013 days = 107 years
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Day of Death: Saturday
Time of death: unknown
Died at Age: 98 years
Place of death: United States (us)
Death Anniversary:  in 94 days
Time since death: 3194 days = 9 years

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Sex: male
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Days of Life: 35819 days = 98 years
Time since death: 3194 days = 9 years

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