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Vicente Scarpatte (El Viejete) also listed as Vicente, Escarpate
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 176 lb.
Vicente Scarpatte was a star C/1B in the Dominican Republic in the mid-1940s.
He played for the Dominican national team in the 1944 Amateur World Series and 1946 Central American and Caribbean Games, winning Silver the latter time.  He turned pro in Colombia in 1947 and led the league with five homers.  He next was with the Puerto Rican League's San Juan Senators in 1949-1950 and 1950-1951, hitting .278. 
When the Dominican League formed in 1951, he was a member of the Leones del Escogido. He hit .305/.374/.415 to finish second on the club in average. In the finals, he was 4 for 19 with 4 runs and 2 RBI in five games.  Like many players, he begun to decline after age 27. He fell to .253/.262/.301 and .186/.273/.203 in 1953, when he joined the Águilas Cibaeñas. In 1954, he was 7 for 42 with a double and a homer, then was 7 for 47 (all singles) in 1955 and 2 for 11 in 1956.
In 1957, he hit .176/.312/.220 for the Águilas, then .134/.181/.164 in 1958. He was 2 for 22 in 1959 and 1 for 2 in 1960. He retired with a .214/.276/.270 batting line in 213 regular-season games in the Dominican League, with 40 runs and 59 RBI. He became the Águilas' manager in 1960-1961, going 23-24.
Scarpatte moved to the US in the early 1980s and spent the rest of his life in Massachusetts.