George Scales

Second Base

1921—1946

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
NR
Second Base RANK
#26

Player Detail

George Louis
GIVEN NAME
Scales
SURNAME
August 16, 1900, in Talladega, AL
BORN
April 15, 1976, in Compton, CA, USA
DIED
1921—1946
Playing Career
Played from 20-45
PLAYING AGE
St. Louis Giants
Lincoln Giants
Newark Stars
Almendares
Homestead Grays
New York Black Yankees
Santo Domingo Stars
Baltimore Elite Giants
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Baltimore Elite Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Tubby
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 195
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
1921
Major League Debut
1946
FINAL GAME

WHO IS George Scales?

Scales played 25 seasons, several of them as a player/manager. He batted .319 with doubles power, and he was famous for being able to hit off-speed pitches, especially the curve. In 2021, he received eight of the 12 necessary votes to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by a special committee.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

50

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

55

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
George Scales managed for twelve years in the Puerto Rican Winter League, winning six pennants.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
673
688
64
490
.319

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:
COMING SOON

BEST SEASON

1929 Homestead Grays and New York Lincoln Giants

28 Years Old

..380
AVG
8
HR
73
RBI
59
RUNS
..484
OBP
90
HITS
25
2B
3
3B
..612
SLG
41
BB
8
SB
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.319
.418
.506

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.924
NA
UNK

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
NR
58.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

George Scales Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Scales
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
.319
.418
.506
924
AVG 2B
437

George Scales Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
26
NR
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

George Scales PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = George Scales
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = George Scales
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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