Lennie Merullo Sr., Grandfather of Three-Generation Baseball Family, Dies at 98

Lennie Merullo, the last living member of the 1945 Chicago Cubs World Series team, died in May at age 98.  He played shortstop for the Cubs from 1941 to 1947, batting .240 for his career.  He was a scout for more than two decades for the Cubs.

His son, Lennie Jr. played in the minors from 1962 to 1964 in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.  On the day Lennie Jr. was born, his father committed three errors in his Cubs’ game, thus earning the nickname “Boots.”

His grandson, Matt Merullo, was a major league player from 1989 to 1995, appearing for the White Sox, Twins, and Indians.

Read more about Lennie Merullo at the link below from the Chicago Sun-Times:


Matt Merullo Brings Family History to Orioles Farm Club

Former Major League player Matt Merullo is currently the manager for the Single-A Aberdeen club of the Baltimore Orioles organization. His father, Leonard, played in the Pirates organization in the 1960s, while his grandfather, Lennie played in the Majors from 1941 to 1947 and was later a Major League scout.

See attached article about Matt Merullo at http://www.masnports.com:

The Merullos are one of several three-generation families in professional baseball, where two of the three generations played in the Major Leagues. A list of these families is contained in my book, Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball’s Relatives. The book can be purchased at http://thetenthinning.com/store.html.