Merritt Ranew - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Oct 10, 1961:Drafted Merritt Ranew(C) from Mil-N in Regular Phase of 1961 Expansion Draft
Mar 28, 1963:Traded Merritt Ranew(C), Hal Haydel, and Dick LeMay to Chi-N for Danny Murphy and Jug Gerard

This Date in Astros History

May 11, 1962:Dick Farrell hurls a six-hit shutout and homers off Don Larsen to sink the Giants, 7-0. Merritt Ranew also goes deep. In addition, 36-year-old infielder Billy Goodman is signed to a contract. He would appear in 82 games for the Colts during his final big league season.
Jun 9, 1962:The Colts bomb the Dodgers, 13-1, using three homers and three triples. Carl Warwick, Roman Mejias and Bob Aspromonte go deep . Backup catcher Merritt Ranew belts a two-run triple as part of the eight-run fifth inning, his seventh three-bagger of the season to lead the National League.