Matt Merullo '83

Matt Merullo was a talented quarterback for Prep in the early 1980s, but his true calling came on the baseball diamond.

He starred behind the plate for the Jesuits, wielding a dangerous bat as well as a strong throwing arm. He was offered a scholarship to North Carolina, where he continued to excel and wound up being drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1986.

Merullo played parts of six seasons with the White Sox, Indians and Twins, compiling a lifetime .234 batting average with seven home runs and 34 RBI in 223 games. His best season was in 1991 with Chicago, when he hit .229 with five round-trippers and 23 RBI in 80 games.