Les Scarsella

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Leslie George Scarsella

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Les Scarsella was a first baseman who played five years in the major leagues from 1935 to 1940, and who had a very successful minor league career in Triple A. His obituary in The Sporting News says that he was in demand by the majors in 1944 and 1945, but he turned them down, saying that he preferred to stay in the Pacific Coast League.

Three of the five years in the majors were brief appearances, but in 1936 he hit .313 in 485 at-bats at age 22, on a Cincinnati Reds team that hit .274. The next year he hit .246 on a team that hit .254.

He was part of the great 1948 Oakland Oaks team, and was one of their "Nine Old Men". He was also on the Oaks in 1947. He was in the Piedmont League in 1934 and 1935, the International League in 1936 and 1938, and from 1941 on he was in the PCL.

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