Monday, July 13, 2009

Hall of Famer: Buddy Scalici 83%

Buddy Scalici
Age: 36B/T: S/R
Born: Bronx, NY
Position(s): CF
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He joined the league a picture of health and strength, but by the end had played so hard he looked ten years older then he actually was. Bad knees and a arm that could barely find the cut off man ended his career prematurely but not before he had posted some of the greatest numbers of all time.

Born and raised in the bronx, his brash personality made him a perfect fit for Philadelphia were he was drafted and played most of his career. The six years we have complete stats for them while he played they never won less then 85 games and won their division three times with over 94 wins each time. He set many single and career Philadelphia records while playing their as well. The team however was moving in season 7 to Norfolk and out of respect to Buddy, who had a wife and three children living in Penn State, agreed to trade him to Pittsburgh. Norfolk dropped to third and only won 74 games without him.

Pittsburgh gave up a young third baseman by the name of Tarrik Hayes to get Buddy and even though his skills were diminishing they thought he could bring some extra juice as they had been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs the season before. They fell short, finishing in third with a respectable 86 wins. Buddy playing most RF and LF batted well enough as he swatted 20 homers and drove in 75 runs but saw his average drop to .252 the lowest by 40 points in his career.

In the off season Pittsburgh declined his option and it wasn't until late in August that Detroit signed him to deal as they made a late season push for the playoffs. He batted only 5 times but drove in the winning run in a game that they won on the last weekend to help secure first place. He was left off the playoff roster and retired that off season.

Career Stats

3811 ab's, 820 runs, 1203 Hits, 222 Doubles, 50 Triples, 298 Homers, 890 RBI, .316 AVG
Estimated Career Stats: 6010 Ab's, 1300 runs, 1900 Hits, 360 Doubles, 80 Triples, 478 Homers, 1370 RBI, .316 AVG

Batted a solid .303 in the post season with 14 homers and 29 RBI in 119 ab's

4 X All-Star
2 X Silver Slugger (CF)
1 X MVP (2)


2nd,3rd,4th Single AVG (.346,.346,.345)
3rd Single Doubles (40)
4th,5th Single Hits (192,186)
4th Hit Streak (20 Games)
1st,2nd,3rd,4th Single Homers (58,50,47,46)
1st,3rd,4th Single OBP (.437,.418,.409)
1st,3rd,5th Single Runs (144,133,123)
1st,2nd,3rd,4th Single RBI (160,154,138.134)
2nd, 3rd Single Triples (17,15)
Also has the highest career avg in Philly (.326), most homers (278), runs (734), rbi (814) and Triples (47). He is also 2nd in Hits (1067) and double (193).

His Career OBPS is 3rd best in ML history (1.032) and his SLG is 5th (.635).

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