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Sam MeleTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1947-1956 MLB Years: 1947-1956
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PositionsOF-840, 1B-79Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameSabath Anthony Mele
Height6-1Weight187BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 21,1923PlaceAstoria,New York
Death DateMay 1,2017 [94.100]
High SchoolBryant (Long Island City,NY)
CollegeNew York University (New York,NY)
MLB DebutApril 15,1947 [24.084]
OrganizationsBOS [5] WS1 [4] CHA [2] BAL [1] CIN [1] CLE [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID15266Retrosheet IDmeles101MLBAM ID118929
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed60Power72Contact61XBH72RBIs60Runs47Hitting61Durability68Team.497Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1947Boston Red SoxALMLBbos14of24123453711371481273033735160011.302.356.448.80420334497.308.146.221.3717.447.040.952.4137.7524.82
1948Boston Red SoxALMLBbos4of2566180254212122511132123005.233.292.344.6366215198.255.111.183.3006.5710.611.621.0190.0035.71
1949Boston Red SoxALMLBbos4of2618461911072071402003.196.302.261.56312255.281.065.261.27912.7325.452.000.000.0022.22
1949Washington Senators IALMLBws127of26782642164122325211734000010.242.288.337.6258917281.269.095.163.2946.0512.102.001.0788.0026.56
1949Totals for AL-AL         963102273133332412448020013.235.290.326.61610119336.270.091.177.2917.1414.292.000.89103.3326.03
1950Washington Senators IALMLBws131of27126435571192161286205140130021.274.351.432.78318839490.279.158.280.35910.418.160.782.4536.2532.77
1951Washington Senators IALMLBws114of2814355858153367594233231130022.274.315.391.70621848594.284.117.172.3245.395.220.970.84111.6031.37
1952Washington Senators IALMLBws114of2992821230210001200000.429.448.7501.19821529.417.321.357.5393.456.902.006.9014.0041.67
1952Chicago White SoxALMLBcha14of29123423461051821459124840210018.248.328.400.72816934474.247.152.262.33910.138.440.832.9530.2132.38
1952Totals for AL-AL         132451481172121669124942210018.259.335.421.75619039503.257.162.268.3519.748.350.863.1828.1933.33
1953Chicago White SoxALMLBcha5of30140481641322681282315847050014.274.353.437.79021046544.284.163.287.35810.668.640.812.2140.0834.85
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal15of3172230175594532101826044012.239.290.378.6688718256.246.139.222.3037.0310.161.441.9546.0032.73
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBbos311b-of314213222426072301121222204.318.378.523.9016913150.304.205.288.4048.008.001.004.6718.8630.95
1954Totals for AL-AL         11436239971541255113038266016.268.323.431.75415631406.267.163.246.3407.399.361.272.9630.1731.96
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos7of321431142001100700101.129.125.194.3196232.160.065.097.1380.0021.880.000.000.0050.00
1955Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24of32356241310270151310005.210.279.323.60220368.234.113.177.2797.3519.122.602.9431.0023.08
1955Totals for MLB-MLB         499351730281152010106.183.230.280.510265100.208.097.151.2345.0020.004.002.0046.5029.41
1956Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36of335711417297042001122000204.254.320.421.7414811128.272.167.263.3309.3815.631.673.1328.5037.93
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter1046343740691616839805441514311342102990130.267.328.408.73614022873796.276.141.232.0008.199.011.102.1142.9631.33
Washington Senators I Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter356128513834872152221564101107260053.271.325.402.7275161091394.282.131.211.0007.257.681.061.5858.4131.32
Chicago White Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2639041102374410261414310687260032.262.341.419.760379801018.267.157.275.00010.418.550.822.5534.7733.76
Boston Red Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter2638421202343510211294569895133024.278.335.418.75335266932.290.140.221.0007.409.551.292.2540.1028.21
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter72230175594532101826044012.239.290.378.6688718256.246.139.222.0007.0310.161.441.9546.0032.73
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5711417297042001122000204.254.320.421.7414811128.272.167.263.0009.3815.631.673.1328.5037.93
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter356241310270151310005.210.279.323.60220368.234.113.177.0007.3519.122.602.9431.0023.08
Average MLB - Per 162 games162532631422661284224853241020.267.328.408.73621744588.276.141.232.0008.199.011.102.1142.9631.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1947Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24OF116--2331021245243.9922.09------12394.375.3
1947Boston Red SoxALMLBbos241B1--5---551.0005.00------1230.80.6
1948Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25OF55--9923-104101.9711.84------6683.335.5
1949Washington Senators IALMLBws126OF63--108543117113.9661.79------7880.840.9
1949Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26OF11--2011-2221.9551.91------1861.17.1
1949Washington Senators IALMLBws1261B11--797198786.9897.82------7814.17.1
1950Washington Senators IALMLBws127OF99--19282-202200.9902.02------12678.664.3
1950Washington Senators IALMLBws1271B16--14918213169167.98810.44------12612.710.4
1951Washington Senators IALMLBws128OF124--263821273271.9932.19------14386.780.5
1951Washington Senators IALMLBws1281B15--1227-111291291.0008.60------14310.59.7
1952Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29OF112--1578-11651651.0001.47------12391.172.7
1952Washington Senators IALMLBws129OF7--11-1-1211.9171.57------977.84.5
1952Chicago White SoxALMLBcha291B3--10---10101.0003.33------1232.41.9
1953Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30OF138--2131411228227.9961.64------14098.689.6
1953Chicago White SoxALMLBcha301B2--4---441.0002.00------1401.41.3
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31OF62--97541106102.9621.65------7286.140.3
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBbos311B22--1688117177176.9948.00------4252.414.3
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31OF13--201112221.9551.62------4231.08.4
1955Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32OF13--24-1-2524.9601.85------3537.18.4
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32OF7--143--17171.0002.43------1450.04.5
1955Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin321B1---------------352.90.6
1956Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle33OF20--2921-3231.9691.55------5735.113.0
1956Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle331B8--595-564641.0008.00------5714.05.2
MLB Totals for OF - 10 season(s)-   OF840--14806723915701547.9851.84------8400.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 9 season(s)-   1B79--59645455645641.9948.11------790.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1947Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24--1------116-
1948Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25---------55-
1949Washington Senators IALMLBws126--11------63-
1949Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26---------11-
1950Washington Senators IALMLBws127--16------99-
1951Washington Senators IALMLBws128--15------124-
1952Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29--3------112-
1952Washington Senators IALMLBws129---------7-
1953Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30--2------138-
1954Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31---------62-
1954Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31--22------13-
1955Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32--1------13-
1955Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32---------7-
1956Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle33--8------20-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1960Washington Senators IALMLBMLBws137Assistant Coach1547381.47424.05Cookie Lavagetto
1961Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin38Manager1607090.43838.07 
1961Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin38Assistant Coach1607090.43838.07Cookie Lavagetto,Sam Mele
1962Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin39Manager1629171.5625.02 
1963Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin40Manager1619170.56513.03 
1964Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin41Manager1627983.48820.05 
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin42Manager16210260.630--1 Lost World Series (Dodgers)
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin43Manager1628973.5499.02 
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin44Manager1629171.5621.03 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1957-04-16Released by Indians. 
1956-03-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1956-01-18Released by Reds. 
1955-06-23Purchased by Reds from Red Sox. 
1954-07-29Claimed on waivers by Red Sox from Orioles. 
1954-02-05TradeTraded by White Sox with Neil Berry to Orioles for Johnny Lipon and Johnny Groth. 
1952-05-03TradeTraded by Senators to White Sox for Mel Hoderlein and Jim Busby. 
1949-06-13TradeTraded by Red Sox with Mickey Harris to Senators for Walt Masterson. 
1946-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.