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Meet Whiteley Merrifield, who is usually called Whit Merrifield. David Merrifield was born on January 24, 1989, to Bill Merrifield and Kissy Merrifield and is a professional second baseman and outfielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. Merrifield was a two-time All-Star and three-time leader in stolen bases in the American League.

At the beginning of his professional career, Merrifield was drafted by the City Royals in the ninth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. After he signed with the Royals he made his first appearance with the Burlington Bees. In several 47 games, he made a hit of .253/.317/.409 with a home run amount of five home runs. And RBIs of 26.

On May 18, 2016, he made his major league debut, immediately hitting in the top third of the lineup and quickly displacing Omar Infante as the starting second baseman. It’s worth noting that his major league hit came against David Price.

He had his first Major League triple as well as a home run against the Cleveland Indians. He has 40 thefts in 2021, which led the American League. For his great defensive play, he was also awarded the Fielding Bible Award.

Whit Merrifield
Whit Merrifield

Who are Whit Merrifield’s Parents?

Whit Merrifield who was born on January 24, 1989, was born to parents Bill Merrifield and Kissy Merrifield.

White’s father, Bill, was a baseball player in his own right, having played collegiate baseball for Wake Forest University and spending six seasons in Minor League Baseball, largely as a third baseman.

Kissy, his mother, is claimed to have been a sports fan who began playing tennis when her mother was a tennis coach.