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Les Scarsella

Leslie George Scarsella

Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: November 23, 1913 in Santa Cruz, CA
High School: Richmond HS (Richmond, CA)
School: St. Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1935 (Age 21.296)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1936 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Bees 1935-1940

Final Game: May 19, 1940 (Age 26.178)
Died: December 16, 1958 in San Francisco, CA
Buried: Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette, 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 CIN NL 6 13 10 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 .200 .385 .300 .685 90 3 0 0 0 /3
1936 22 CIN NL 115 502 485 63 152 21 9 3 65 6 14 36 .313 .335 .412 .748 106 200 10 2 1 *3
1937 23 CIN NL 110 354 329 35 81 11 4 3 34 5 17 26 .246 .285 .331 .617 71 109 10 1 7 3O7/9
1939 25 CIN NL 16 15 14 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 -24 2 1 0 1
1940 26 BSN NL 18 64 60 7 18 1 3 0 8 2 3 5 .300 .344 .417 .760 115 25 0 1 0 3
5 Yrs 265 948 898 109 255 34 16 6 109 13 37 70 .284 .315 .378 .693 92 339 21 4 9
162 Game Avg. 162 580 549 67 156 21 10 4 67 8 23 43 .284 .315 .378 .693 92 207 13 2 6
CIN (4 yrs) 247 884 838 102 237 33 13 6 101 11 34 65 .283 .313 .375 .688 90 314 21 3 9
BSN (1 yr) 18 64 60 7 18 1 3 0 8 2 3 5 .300 .344 .417 .760 115 25 0 1 0

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 CIN NL 6 13 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /3
1936 22 CIN NL 115 502 4 -1 0 -1 -5 -3 -0.3 16 13 1.4 .497 .498 1.4 -0.6 14 *3
1937 23 CIN NL 110 354 -13 -0 0 -4 -4 -20 -2.2 12 -9 -0.9 .481 .487 -0.6 -0.8 -5 3O7/9
1939 25 CIN NL 16 15 -3 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .484 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2
1940 26 BSN NL 18 64 1 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .497 .500 0.3 -0.2 3 3
5 Seasons 265 948 -10 -1 0 -6 -10 -27 -2.9 31 4 0.4 .490 .494 0.9 -1.7 10
CIN (4 yrs) 247 884 -11 -1 0 -5 -9 -26 -2.8 29 3 0.3 .489 .493 0.7 -1.5 8
BSN (1 yr) 18 64 1 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .497 .500 0.3 -0.2 3

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
1935 CIN NL 21 1B 2 2 2 20 17 3 0 2 1.000 10.00 .989 9.95
1936 CIN NL 22 1B 115 115 115 1206 1109 84 13 90 .989 10.37 .990 10.15
1937 CIN NL 23 1B 65 62 59 636 589 37 10 55 .984 9.63 .989 10.31
1937 CIN NL 23 OF 14 14 13 20 18 1 1 0 .950 1.36 .974 2.24
1937 CIN NL 23 LF 12 12 11 16 14 1 1 0 .938 1.25 .973 2.10
1937 CIN NL 23 RF 2 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .972 2.00
1940 BSN NL 26 1B 15 15 15 146 137 7 2 17 .986 9.60 .990 10.47
4 Seasons 1B 197 194 191 2008 1852 131 25 164 .988 10.07 .990 10.22
1 Season OF 14 14 13 20 18 1 1 0 .950 1.36 .974 2.24
1 Season LF 12 12 11 16 14 1 1 0 .938 1.25 .973 2.10
1 Season RF 2 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .972 2.00
5 Seasons TOT 211 208 204 2028 1870 132 26 164 .987 9.49 .990 9.70
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

Putoutss c a p y
1936 NL  1,109 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  115 (5th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  1,109 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  84 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  13 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  90 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  10.37 (2nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1936 NL  .989 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1935 NL  born 1913-11-23 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS First Base (434th), 0.4 career WAR/0.4 7yr-peak WAR/0.4 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Leslie George Les Scarsella

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