Thursday, May 04, 2017

Sam Mele, R. I. P.

Sam Mele, Major League Player, Manager and Scout, Dies at 95: Growing up in Queens, where he played high school baseball, Sam Mele had no shortage of advice on the fine points of the game. His uncles Tony and Al Cuccinello were major league infielders, and Tony’s Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Al Lopez, who was their catcher and a future Hall of Fame manager, dropped by to give him a tip or two.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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