Jerry Scala

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Gerald Michael Scala

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 178 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Originally signed by the New York Yankees in 1942, Scala was sent from the Yankees to the New York Giants before the 1946 season. Before the 1947 season, he was drafted by the Waterloo White Hawks from the Erie Sailors in the class-B phase of the 1946 Rule V Draft.

After a successful minor league season in 1947 in which he led the Three-I League in both hits (163) and runs (116) while playing for the Waterloo White Hawks, he was on a fast track to the big leagues. On April 22, 1948, he made his big league debut with the White Sox, although he played in just 3 games that first season.

On June 2, 1949, he was involved in an interesting trade between the minor league team the Oakland Oaks and the White Sox. Excerpted from Baseball-Reference: "Traded by the Chicago White Sox with a player to be named later and cash to Oakland (PCL) for a player to be named later and Catfish Metkovich. The Oakland (PCL) sent Jerry Scala (June 11, 1949) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade. The Chicago White Sox sent Earl Rapp (June 11, 1949) to the Oakland (PCL) to complete the trade."

After he died, he was buried in Lorraine Park Cemetery in Baltimore, MD.

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