George Scales

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George Louis Scales (August 16, 1900 - April 15, 1976),[1] nicknamed "Tubby", was an American second baseman and manager in Negro league baseball, most notably with the New York Lincoln Giants and Baltimore Elite Giants. Born in Talladega, Alabama,[1] he batted .321 over a 25-year career during which he played several positions. He also managed for twelve seasons in the Puerto Rican winter league, winning six pennants,[1] and led the Caribbean World Series champions in 1951.

Buck Leonard claimed that George Scales was the best curveball hitter he ever saw.[2]

After retiring from baseball in 1958, he became a stockbroker.[citation needed] He died at age 75 in Compton, California.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Pre-Negro Leagues Candidate Profile: George Walter "Tubby" Scales". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Charlton, James; Shatzkin, Mike; Holtje, Stephen (1990). The Ballplayers: baseball's ultimate biographical reference. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow. p. 965. ISBN 0-87795-984-6. |access-date= requires |url= (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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