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Sam Mele
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Right fielder / Manager
Born: (1922-01-21)January 21, 1922
Astoria, New York
Died: May 1, 2017(2017-05-01) (aged 95)
Quincy, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
April 15, 1947, for the Boston Red Sox
Last appearance
September 16, 1956, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average .267
Home runs 80
Runs batted in 544
Managerial record 524–436
Winning % .546
Teams

As player

As manager

Sabath Anthony "Sam" Mele (January 21, 1922 – May 1, 2017) was a former right fielder, manager, coach and scout in Major League Baseball. As a manager, he led the Minnesota Twins to their first American League championship in 1965.

Mele played for the Boston Red Sox (1947-1949; 1954-1955), Washington Senators (1949-1952), Chicago White Sox (1952-1953), Baltimore Orioles (1954), Cincinnati Redlegs (1955), and for the Cleveland Indians (1956).

Mele was born on January 21, 1922 in Astoria, New York. He studied at William Cullen Bryant High School and at New York University. Mele died at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts on the night of May 1, 2017 from natural causes, aged 95.


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