George Washington Merritt
- Bats Unknown, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 160 lb.
- Debut September 6, 1901
- Final Game May 26, 1903
- Born April 14, 1880 in Paterson, NJ USA
- Died February 21, 1938 in Memphis, TN USA
George Merritt was a two-way player in both the majors and the minors. In the majors, he had three starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1901, and won all three of them. He came back to pitch four more innings for the Pirates in 1903. Both teams won the National League pennant under manager Fred Clarke. George also appeared nine times in the outfield in 1901-1903, hitting .213, including a couple of games in 1902, when he did not pitch for the Bucs.
In the minors, although records are not at all complete, Merritt was in at least 900 games of which at least 143 were as a pitcher. He won at least 38 minor league games and when not pitching was mostly in the outfield and at first base. In the middle of his career, George was with the Jersey City Skeeters during 1903-1910.