After becoming shortstop at 18, Granny made many errors.
He was laughed off the field. Angry and insulted, he wanted to quit.
But a friendly coach made him k trying. He improved steadily and '49 led the league in D.P.s.
MELVIN LLOYD PARNELL
pitcher BOSTON RED
Home: New Orleans, La.
Born: June 13, 1922
After splitting 24 decisions in 1952, Mel regained his form last year to lead American League lefties in Ga Won! He was 4th in Strikeouts and registered 5 Shuto 3 of them 4-hitters. Mel's best year was 1949 when topped the League with 25 wins and had a 2.78 Ear Run Average.
V noticed Mel
He met Mel at the ball park and suggested he use a side-