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Stump Merrill

Stump Merrill (Baseball. Born, Brunswick, ME, Feb. 15, 1944.) A member of the organization for over 25 years, Carl Harrison Merrill did a stint as the Yankees manager (1990-91) and two as a coach (1985, 1986-87), mostly at first base. Merrill succeeded Bucky Dent as Yankees manager after the team started 18-31. He was dismissed after the 1991 season with an overall record of 120-155. Merrill had a long and distinguished career as a minor league manager in the Yankees system, winning over 1,000 games, including 608 at Triple-A Columbus, where he managed 1984-85, 1990, and 1993-98. He also managed Yankees farm clubs in West Haven (1978-79), Nashville (1980-81), Fort Lauderdale (1982-83), Albany (1988), Prince William (1989), Norwich (2001-02), and Trenton (2003-04).

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