PLAYER PROFILE

SAM MELE

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Sam  Mele attended New York University  where he starred on both the basketball and baseball teams. He had a one-game professional basketball career , but remained active in professional baseball for over twenty  seasons as a player , coach and manager. During his playing days (1947–56), Mele saw duty with six major league clubs and finished  with a .267 average  and 80 home runs in 1,046 game.  He was hired as manager of the Minnesota Twins in June of 196. In seven seasons he posted a 524-436 record and led  Twins to the 1965 American League championship.

 

SAM MELE Height: 6:01 Weight: 155 College: NYU’43
Sebath Anthony Mele Born: Jan 21, 1922 Died: May 1, 2017 Hometown: Astoria, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG 8
1940-41 N.Y.U.(Frosh) College
1941-42 N.Y.U. College
1942-43 N.Y.U. College
1943-46 U.S. Navy Military Service
1945-46 Trenton ABL 1 4 6 14 14.0
Major League Totals 1 4 6 14 14.0
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