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Ski Melillo

Oscar Donald Melillo (Spinach)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: August 4, 1899 in Chicago, IL (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1926 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Browns/RedSox 1926-1937

Final Game: September 18, 1937 (Age 38)
Died: November 14, 1963 in Chicago, IL
Buried: Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Worth, IL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 8:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1678. Greg Brock… #1679. Jack Lapp… #1680. Bernie Allen… #1681. SKI MELILLO… #1682. Jack Rothrock… #1683. Nick Punto… #1684. Randy Ready… 

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
1926 26 SLB AL 99 444 385 54 98 18 5 1 29 6 7 32 31 .255 .315 .335 .650 67 129 2 24 45 MVP-12
1927 27 SLB AL 107 398 356 45 80 18 2 0 26 3 5 25 28 .225 .276 .287 .562 44 102 0 19 4
1928 28 SLB AL 51 148 132 9 25 2 0 0 9 2 1 9 11 .189 .241 .205 .446 17 27 0 7 45
1929 29 SLB AL 141 545 494 57 146 17 10 5 67 11 6 29 30 .296 .337 .401 .738 87 198 2 19 *4
1930 30 SLB AL 149 617 574 62 147 30 10 5 59 15 9 23 44 .256 .287 .369 .656 63 212 2 18 *4
1931 31 SLB AL 151 661 617 88 189 34 11 2 75 7 11 37 29 .306 .346 .407 .752 95 251 0 7 *4 MVP-8
1932 32 SLB AL 154 659 612 71 148 19 11 3 66 6 6 36 42 .242 .286 .324 .610 54 198 2 9 *4
1933 33 SLB AL 132 532 496 50 145 23 6 3 79 12 10 29 18 .292 .333 .381 .714 85 189 1 6 *4 MVP-10
1934 34 SLB AL 144 589 552 54 133 19 3 2 55 4 6 28 27 .241 .279 .297 .576 45 164 1 8 *4
1935 35 TOT AL 125 515 462 53 117 16 2 1 44 3 2 46 26 .253 .324 .303 .627 59 140 2 4 *4
1935 35 SLB AL 19 70 62 8 13 3 0 0 5 0 0 8 4 .210 .300 .258 .558 44 16 0 0 4
1935 35 BOS AL 106 445 400 45 104 13 2 1 39 3 2 38 22 .260 .327 .310 .637 62 124 2 4 *4
1936 36 BOS AL 98 367 327 39 74 12 4 0 32 0 0 28 16 .226 .287 .287 .575 39 94 0 12 4
1937 37 BOS AL 26 62 56 8 14 2 0 0 6 0 1 5 4 .250 .311 .286 .597 48 16 0 1 4/56
12 Yrs 1377 5537 5063 590 1316 210 64 22 547 69 64 327 306 .260 .306 .340 .646 64 1720 12 134
162 Game Avg. 162 651 596 69 155 25 8 3 64 8 8 38 36 .260 .306 .340 .646 64 202 1 16
SLB (10 yrs) 1147 4663 4280 498 1124 183 58 21 470 66 61 256 264 .263 .306 .347 .653 66 1486 10 117
BOS (3 yrs) 230 874 783 92 192 27 6 1 77 3 3 71 42 .245 .310 .299 .608 51 234 2 17

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
1926 26 SLB AL 99 444 -20 -1 0 0 3 -18 -1.8 16 -2 -0.2 .482 .489 -0.2 0.3 -1 $3,500 45 MVP-12
1927 27 SLB AL 107 398 -31 -1 0 -9 3 -38 -3.7 15 -23 -2.2 .465 .477 -1.4 -0.5 -14 $4,000 4
1928 28 SLB AL 51 148 -16 0 0 0 2 -15 -1.5 6 -9 -0.9 .471 .491 -0.9 0.2 -9 $4,000 45
1929 29 SLB AL 141 545 -10 1 0 15 5 10 0.9 20 30 3.0 .507 .506 1.5 1.9 15 $4,500 *4
1930 30 SLB AL 149 617 -36 -0 0 14 5 -17 -1.6 23 6 0.8 .490 .490 -0.6 1.7 -8 $6,000 *4
1931 31 SLB AL 151 661 -5 -3 0 8 5 6 0.6 25 31 3.0 .504 .503 2.2 1.3 23 $7,500 *4 MVP-8
1932 32 SLB AL 154 659 -43 -0 0 5 5 -34 -3.2 25 -9 -0.9 .479 .480 -1.3 0.9 -14 $8,000 *4
1933 33 SLB AL 132 532 -11 -1 0 7 4 -0 -0.0 20 20 1.8 .500 .500 1.2 1.1 13 $6,000 *4 MVP-10
1934 34 SLB AL 144 589 -47 -2 0 4 5 -40 -3.9 22 -18 -1.8 .473 .476 -2.0 0.8 -22 $7,500 *4
1935 35 SLB AL 19 70 -5 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 3 -2 -0.2 .478 .497 -0.2 0.1 -2 $7,500 4
1935 35 BOS AL 106 445 -22 0 0 2 4 -16 -1.7 17 0 -0.0 .485 .490 -0.2 0.5 -2 *4
1936 36 BOS AL 98 367 -34 0 0 -4 3 -35 -3.1 13 -22 -1.9 .469 .481 -1.5 -0.1 -17 $7,500 4
1937 37 BOS AL 26 62 -4 -0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.3 .478 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $6,000 4/56
12 Seasons 1377 5537 -285 -7 0 40 45 -207 -19.9 207 -0 0.2 .486 .490 -3.6 8.0 -40 $72,000
SLB (10 yrs) 1147 4663 -224 -7 0 44 38 -150 -14.6 174 25 2.4 .487 .491 -1.8 7.7 -19 $58,500
BOS (3 yrs) 230 874 -60 0 0 -4 7 -57 -5.3 32 -25 -2.3 .477 .487 -1.8 0.3 -21 $13,500

Standard Fielding

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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
1926 SLB AL 26 2B 88 88 87 541 225 297 19 65 .965 5.93 .967 5.63 MVP-12
1926 SLB AL 26 3B 11 9 9 43 13 27 3 6 .930 3.64 .951 3.37 MVP-12
1927 SLB AL 27 2B 101 96 85 558 229 293 36 72 .935 5.17 .961 5.69
1928 SLB AL 28 2B 28 22 19 154 66 82 6 15 .961 5.29 .963 5.67
1928 SLB AL 28 3B 19 15 9 35 13 22 0 0 1.000 1.84 .951 3.27
1929 SLB AL 29 2B 141 140 126 885 342 519 24 98 .973 6.11 .968 5.91
1930 SLB AL 30 2B 148 148 148 977 384 572 21 107 .979 6.46 .969 5.95
1931 SLB AL 31 2B 151 151 142 1003 428 543 32 118 .968 6.43 .965 5.84 MVP-8
1932 SLB AL 32 2B 153 153 149 937 393 526 18 110 .981 6.01 .968 5.92
1933 SLB AL 33 2B 130 129 126 820 362 451 7 110 .991 6.25 .971 5.99 MVP-10
1934 SLB AL 34 2B 141 140 140 891 412 462 17 110 .981 6.20 .969 5.87
1935 TOT AL 35 2B 123 121 112 777 324 432 21 94 .973 6.15 .969 5.86
1935 SLB AL 35 2B 18 17 17 101 38 60 3 9 .970 5.44 .969 5.86
1935 BOS AL 35 2B 105 104 95 676 286 372 18 85 .973 6.27 .969 5.86
1936 BOS AL 36 2B 93 87 81 491 239 242 10 59 .980 5.17 .972 5.78
1937 BOS AL 37 2B 19 12 8 66 33 29 4 7 .939 3.26 .972 5.64
1937 BOS AL 37 3B 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 .950 3.15
1937 BOS AL 37 SS 2 0 0 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 2.50 .956 5.25
12 Seasons 2B 1316 1287 1223 8100 3437 4448 215 965 .973 5.99 .968 5.85
3 Seasons 3B 32 24 18 79 26 50 3 6 .962 2.38 .951 3.30
1 Season SS 2 0 0 5 0 5 0 1 1.000 2.50 .956 5.25
12 Seasons TOT 1350 1311 1241 8184 3463 4503 218 972 .973 5.90 .968 5.79
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1926 AL (12, 9%)
1931 AL (8, 21%)
1933 AL (10, 15%)
0.45 Career Shares (481st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1929 AL  1.9 (1st)
1930 AL  1.7 (2nd)
1931 AL  1.3 (3rd)
1932 AL  1.0 (4th)
1933 AL  1.1 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1931 AL  151 (7th)
1932 AL  154 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1931 AL  617 (4th)
1932 AL  612 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1931 AL  189 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1931 AL  11 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1930 AL  15 (9th)
1933 AL  12 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1931 AL  142 (1st)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1930 AL  18 (10th)
1936 AL  12 (5th)
Career  134 (226th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1931 AL  11 (9th)
1933 AL  10 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1933 AL  27.6 (6th)
1934 AL  20.4 (6th)
Career  16.5 (221st)

Outs Made s c a p y
1930 AL  454 (2nd)
1931 AL  446 (3rd)
1932 AL  479 (1st)
1934 AL  433 (6th)

Assistss c a p y
1929 AL  519 (1st)
1930 AL  572 (1st)
1931 AL  543 (1st)
1932 AL  526 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1927 AL  36 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  141 (3rd)
1930 AL  148 (3rd)
1931 AL  151 (1st)
1932 AL  153 (1st)
1933 AL  130 (4th)
1934 AL  141 (2nd)
1935 AL  123 (4th)
1936 AL  93 (5th)
Career  1,316 (58th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1927 AL  229 (5th)
1929 AL  342 (3rd)
1930 AL  384 (3rd)
1931 AL  428 (1st)
1932 AL  393 (2nd)
1933 AL  362 (1st)
1934 AL  412 (1st)
1935 AL  324 (3rd)
1936 AL  239 (5th)
Career  3,437 (37th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  519 (1st)
1930 AL  572 (1st)
1931 AL  543 (1st)
1932 AL  526 (1st)
1933 AL  451 (3rd)
1934 AL  462 (3rd)
1935 AL  432 (4th)
Career  4,448 (38th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1926 AL  19 (5th)
1927 AL  36 (1st)
1929 AL  24 (2nd)
1930 AL  21 (5th)
1931 AL  32 (1st)
1935 AL  21 (3rd)
Career  215 (59th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1926 AL  65 (5th)
1927 AL  72 (3rd)
1929 AL  98 (2nd)
1930 AL  107 (1st)
1931 AL  118 (1st)
1932 AL  110 (1st)
1933 AL  110 (2nd)
1934 AL  110 (1st)
1935 AL  94 (3rd)
Career  965 (30th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1926 AL  5.93 (2nd)
1929 AL  6.11 (2nd)
1930 AL  6.46 (1st)
1931 AL  6.43 (1st)
1932 AL  6.01 (3rd)
1933 AL  6.25 (1st)
1934 AL  6.20 (2nd)
1935 AL  6.15 (2nd)
1936 AL  5.17 (5th)
Career  5.99 (10th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1929 AL  .973 (2nd)
1930 AL  .979 (2nd)
1931 AL  .968 (4th)
1932 AL  .981 (2nd)
1933 AL  .991 (1st)
1934 AL  .981 (1st)
1935 AL  .973 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1937 AL  born 1899-08-04 (6th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 12 (1332), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1958), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1457), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (307th), 0.2 career WAR/7.8 7yr-peak WAR/4.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
192626St. Louis Browns$3,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192727St. Louis Browns$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192828St. Louis Browns$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192929St. Louis Browns$4,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193030St. Louis Browns$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193131St. Louis Browns$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193232St. Louis Browns$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193333St. Louis Browns$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193434St. Louis Browns$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193535St. Louis Browns$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contractsSLB/BOS
193636Boston Red Sox$7,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193737Boston Red Sox$6,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$72,000
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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Name and misspellings: Oscar Donald Ski Spinach Melillo

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