Sam Leslie

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Samuel Andrew Leslie (Sambo)

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Sam Leslie played 10 years in the majors as a first baseman, first for the New York Giants, then for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and then back with the Giants again. Although he played his whole career in New York, he himself was a Mississippi boy.

He had a big year in 1934 with the Dodgers, hitting .332 with 102 RBI. Later, in 1936-37, he hit .295 and .309 with the Giants and appeared in the World Series each year with them. His lifetime average was .304.

In July 1934 he hit an inside-the-park grand slam. In 1936 he hit for the cycle.

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