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Mel Mazzera

Melvin Leonard Mazzera (Mike)

Positions: Outfielder, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 31, 1914 in Stockton, CA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1935 (Age 21.221)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1938 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Phillies 1935-1940

Final Game: September 29, 1940 (Age 26.242)
Died: December 17, 1997 in Stockton, CA
Buried: San Joaquin Cemetery, Stockton, CA
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1935 21 SLB AL 12 34 30 4 7 2 0 1 2 0 0 4 9 .233 .324 .400 .724 84 12 0 0 O/789
1937 23 SLB AL 7 7 7 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .571 .857 111 4 0 0
1938 24 SLB AL 86 222 204 33 57 8 2 6 29 1 1 12 25 .279 .329 .426 .755 89 87 3 3 O79/8
1939 25 SLB AL 33 123 110 21 33 5 2 3 22 0 0 10 20 .300 .364 .464 .827 108 51 1 1 2 O7/9
1940 26 PHI NL 69 180 156 16 37 5 4 0 13 1 19 15 .237 .320 .321 .641 81 50 5 0 5 O793/8
5 Yrs 207 566 507 75 136 22 8 10 66 2 1 45 71 .268 .333 .402 .735 91 204 6 4 10
162 Game Avg. 162 443 397 59 106 17 6 8 52 2 35 56 .268 .333 .402 .735 91 160 3 8
SLB (4 yrs) 138 386 351 59 99 17 4 10 53 1 1 26 56 .282 .339 .439 .777 95 154 1 4 5
PHI (1 yr) 69 180 156 16 37 5 4 0 13 1 19 15 .237 .320 .321 .641 81 50 5 0 5
AL (4 yrs) 138 386 351 59 99 17 4 10 53 1 1 26 56 .282 .339 .439 .777 95 154 1 4 5
NL (1 yr) 69 180 156 16 37 5 4 0 13 1 19 15 .237 .320 .321 .641 81 50 5 0 5

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1935 21 SLB AL 12 34 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .489 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $2,100 O/789
1937 23 SLB AL 7 7 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $3,000
1938 24 SLB AL 86 222 -5 -0 0 -5 -2 -12 -1.0 8 -4 -0.3 .488 .494 0.1 -0.6 1 $3,000 O79/8
1939 25 SLB AL 33 123 1 0 0 0 -1 -0 -0.0 4 4 0.4 .499 .500 0.4 -0.1 4 $3,600 O7/9
1940 26 PHI NL 69 180 -3 -0 0 -3 -2 -9 -1.0 6 -3 -0.3 .486 .494 -0.0 -0.6 0 O793/8
5 Seasons 207 566 -8 0 0 -8 -6 -22 -2.2 20 -2 -0.3 .490 .495 0.5 -1.3 6 $11,700
SLB (4 yrs) 138 386 -5 0 0 -5 -3 -13 -1.2 14 1 0.1 .491 .496 0.5 -0.7 6 $11,700
PHI (1 yr) 69 180 -3 -0 0 -3 -2 -9 -1.0 6 -3 -0.3 .486 .494 -0.0 -0.6 0

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1935 SLB AL 21 OF 10 8 7 20 18 1 1 0 .950 1.90 .970 2.39
1935 SLB AL 21 LF 4 4 4 5 4 0 1 0 .800 1.00 .968 2.25
1935 SLB AL 21 CF 3 3 2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.67 .974 2.83
1935 SLB AL 21 RF 3 1 1 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 2.33 .969 2.10
1938 SLB AL 24 OF 47 42 36 83 74 7 2 1 .976 1.72 .972 2.35
1938 SLB AL 24 LF 25 23 22 50 44 4 2 1 .960 1.92 .972 2.17
1938 SLB AL 24 RF 14 13 11 22 19 3 0 0 1.000 1.57 .972 2.06
1938 SLB AL 24 CF 8 6 3 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.38 .972 2.82
1939 SLB AL 25 OF 25 25 22 58 56 1 1 0 .983 2.28 .969 2.44
1939 SLB AL 25 LF 18 18 16 47 45 1 1 0 .979 2.56 .966 2.38
1939 SLB AL 25 RF 7 7 6 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.57 .962 2.09
1940 PHI NL 26 OF 42 33 26 68 62 5 1 2 .985 1.60 .977 2.32
1940 PHI NL 26 LF 26 20 17 40 37 2 1 0 .975 1.50 .974 2.26
1940 PHI NL 26 RF 16 13 9 25 22 3 0 2 1.000 1.56 .973 2.02
1940 PHI NL 26 1B 11 1 1 29 28 1 0 1 1.000 2.64 .990 10.47
1940 PHI NL 26 CF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .980 2.65
4 Seasons OF 124 108 91 229 210 14 5 3 .978 1.81 .973 2.36
4 Seasons LF 73 65 59 142 130 7 5 1 .965 1.88 .970 2.26
4 Seasons RF 40 34 27 65 58 7 0 2 1.000 1.63 .970 2.05
3 Seasons CF 13 9 5 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 1.54 .973 2.80
1 Season 1B 11 1 1 29 28 1 0 1 1.000 2.64 .990 10.47
5 Seasons TOT 135 109 92 258 238 15 5 4 .981 1.87 .975 3.02
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  2 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1935 AL  born 1914-01-31 (9th)

                           

Transactions

  • June 13, 1939: Purchased by Toronto (International) from the St. Louis Browns.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1935 21 St. Louis Browns $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 23 St. Louis Browns $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 24 St. Louis Browns $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 25 St. Louis Browns $3,600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$11,700
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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