John Howard Merritt
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut September 27, 1913
- Final Game September 27, 1913
- Born October 12, 1894 in Tupelo, MS USA
- Died November 3, 1955 in Tupelo, MS USA
Eighteen-year-old John Merritt played in one game for the New York Giants as an outfielder in 1913 but had no plate appearances. He later went on to minor league success as a pitcher, winning 215 games in 14 seasons. He played for the St. Paul Saints from 1918 to 1925. In 1919, he was 19-9 with a 2.62 ERA, and the next season, he went 21-10 with a 2.63 ERA. He was 20-11 with a 3.37 ERA for the club in 1923.