RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Ridgefield’s Matthew Bates Merullo!
Matthew Bates Merullo, who has owned a home in Ridgefield, turns 52 on Thursday. The retired professional baseball player was born Aug. 4, 1965, in Winchester, Mass.
Merullo was drafted out of the University of North Carolina by the White Sox in 1986. He made his major league debut on April 12, 1989 and played his final game for the Minnesota Twins in 1995.
He played all or part of six seasons in Major League Baseball from 1989–95, primarily as a catcher.