Les Nunamaker

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Leslie Grant Nunamaker

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.

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Les Nunamaker played 12 seasons in the major leagues. He was with catcher Pinch Thomas on both the Boston Red Sox in the early part of his career and on the Cleveland Indians in the later part of his career. He appeared in 35 games for the 1912 Boston Red Sox, who won the 1912 World Series, but Nunamaker did not appear in the series. Later, he did appear in the 1920 World Series along with Thomas, Smokey Joe Wood and Tris Speaker, who had been his 1912 teammates.

Nunamaker's minor league managerial career included assignments with the Saginaw Aces in 1925-26; the Chattanooga Lookouts in 1923; the Wilson Bugs in 1924; the Corsicana Oilers in 1927; and the Lincoln Links for the first part of 1929 and all of 1930 and 1931.

On August 3, 1914, as a member of the New York Yankees, Nunamaker threw out three Detroit Tigers stealing second base in the same inning. He is the only catcher since the turn of the 20th century to accomplish the feat.

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