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Gus Mancuso
Full Name: August Rodney "Blackie" Mancuso
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: Dec 05, 1905 in Galveston, TX
Major League Debut: Apr 30, 1928
Died: Oct 26, 1984 in Houston, TX


CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING
YR
1928
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1942
1943
1944
1945
TM
StL
StL
StL
StL
NY
NY
NY
NY
NY
NY
Chi
Bro
StL
StL
NY
NY
NY
Phi
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
POS
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
G
11
76
67
103
144
122
128
139
86
52
80
60
106
5
39
94
78
70
AB
38
227
187
310
481
383
447
519
287
158
251
144
328
13
109
252
195
176
R
2
39
13
25
39
32
33
55
30
19
17
16
25
0
4
11
15
11
H
7
83
49
88
127
94
133
156
80
55
58
33
75
1
21
50
49
35
2B
0
17
16
23
17
14
18
21
17
8
10
8
13
0
1
5
4
5
3B
1
2
1
1
2
0
2
3
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
HR
0
7
1
5
6
7
5
9
4
2
2
0
2
0
0
2
1
0
RBI
3
59
23
43
56
46
56
63
39
15
17
16
37
1
8
20
25
16
TB
9
125
70
128
166
129
170
210
111
69
74
41
96
1
24
61
58
40
BB
0
18
18
30
48
27
30
39
17
17
24
13
37
0
14
28
30
28
IBB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals G
1460
AB
4505
R
386
H
1194
2B
197
3B
16
HR
53
RBI
543
TB
1582
BB
418
IBB
0


BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1928
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1942
1943
1944
1945
TM
StL
StL
StL
StL
NY
NY
NY
NY
NY
NY
Chi
Bro
StL
StL
NY
NY
NY
Phi
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
K
5
16
13
15
21
19
16
28
20
13
19
7
19
0
7
16
20
10
HBP
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
SH
2
8
3
4
11
12
12
5
3
3
6
0
9
0
3
8
6
2
SF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GDP
0
0
0
0
15
9
16
16
4
4
4
4
9
0
5
13
4
8
SB
0
1
2
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
CS
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SB%
-.---
1.000
1.000
-.---
-.---
-.---
1.000
-.---
1.000
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
-.---
1.000
-.---
-.---
1.000
AVG
.184
.366
.262
.284
.264
.245
.298
.301
.279
.348
.231
.229
.229
.077
.193
.198
.251
.199
OBP
.184
.415
.327
.347
.331
.295
.342
.351
.319
.411
.298
.293
.309
.077
.285
.284
.351
.309
SLG
.237
.551
.374
.413
.345
.337
.380
.405
.387
.437
.295
.285
.293
.077
.220
.242
.297
.227
AB/HR
--.-
32.4
187.0
62.0
80.2
54.7
89.4
57.7
71.8
79.0
125.5
--.-
164.0
--.-
--.-
126.0
195.0
--.-
AB/K
7.6
14.2
14.4
20.7
22.9
20.2
27.9
18.5
14.4
12.2
13.2
20.6
17.3
--.-
15.6
15.8
9.8
17.6
Totals K
264
HBP
5
SH
97
SF
0
GDP
111
SB
8
CS
0
SB%
1.000
BAVG
.265
OBP
.328
SLG
.351
AB/HR
85.0
AB/K
17.1


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
YEAR TEAM LG POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1928
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1942
1943
1944
1945
StL
StL
StL
StL
NYG
NYG
NYG
NYG
NYG
NYG
ChC
Bro
StL
StL
NYG
NYG
NYG
Phi
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
11
61
56
82
142
122
126
138
81
44
76
56
105
3
38
77
72
70
62
320
287
519
682
527
571
643
488
213
376
223
546
12
164
386
293
252
54
277
239
454
580
448
484
524
410
184
333
193
482
11
140
336
249
215
7
33
40
53
83
67
71
104
69
24
36
26
58
0
21
40
37
34
1
10
8
12
19
12
16
15
9
5
7
4
6
1
3
10
7
3
0
2
6
7
15
7
4
15
4
5
6
6
6
0
1
8
4
4
0.984
0.969
0.972
0.977
0.972
0.977
0.972
0.977
0.982
0.977
0.981
0.982
0.989
0.917
0.982
0.974
0.976
0.988
Totals G
1360
Ch
6564
PO
5613
A
803
E
148
DP
100
FPCT
0.977


ALL-STAR STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1935
1937
TM
NY
NY
LG
NL
NL
G
1
1
AB
1
1
R
0
0
H
0
0
2B
0
0
3B
0
0
HR
0
0
RBI
0
0
TB
0
0
BB
0
0
K
0
0
SB
0
0
BAVG
.000
.000
SLG
.000
.000
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
AB/K
--.-
--.-
Totals G
2
AB
2
R
0
H
0
2B
0
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
0
TB
0
BB
0
K
0
SB
0
AVG
.000
SLG
.000
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
--.-


WORLD SERIES STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1930
1931
1933
1936
1937
TM
StL
StL
NY
NY
NY
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
G
2
2
5
6
3
AB
7
1
17
19
8
R
1
0
2
3
0
H
2
0
2
5
0
2B
0
0
1
2
0
3B
0
0
0
0
0
HR
0
0
0
0
0
RBI
0
0
2
1
1
TB
2
0
3
7
0
BB
1
0
3
3
0
K
2
0
0
3
1
SB
0
0
0
0
0
BAVG
.286
.000
.118
.263
.000
SLG
.286
.000
.176
.368
.000
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
3.5
--.-
--.-
6.3
8.0
Totals G
18
AB
52
R
6
H
9
2B
3
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
4
TB
12
BB
7
K
6
SB
0
AVG
.173
SLG
.231
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
8.7


WORLD SERIES FIELDING
YEAR TEAM POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1930
1931
1933
1936
1937
StL
StL
SF
SF
SF
C
C
C
C
C
2
1
5
6
2
14
2
36
45
9
13
2
32
40
8
1
0
4
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
0
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
Totals G
16
Ch
106
PO
95
A
11
E
0
DP
4
FPCT
1.000


TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1928-1942
1933-1944
1939
1940
1945
TM
StL
NY
Chi
Bro
Phi
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
TEAM NAME
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
Chicago Cubs
Brooklyn Dodgers
Philadelphia Blue Jays
LEAGUE NAME
National League
National League
National League
National League
National League


Buried in the Cardinal farm system for five years, Mancuso was rescued in 1930 by Judge Landis, who told St. Louis to keep him on the ML club or lose him. The stocky catcher went on to become one of the top NL catchers of the 1930s. After working as a backup for two Cardinal pennant winners (1930-31), Mancuso was traded to the Giants in 1933. Manager Bill Terry credited his acquisition as the major factor in moving New York from sixth in 1932 to the '33 pennant. A fine defensive receiver, the swarthy Mancuso handled a pitching staff that included Carl Hubbell, Fred Fitzsimmons, and Hal Shumacher. He continued as the Giants' regular through the pennant seasons of 1936-37 and later shared catching duties on other NL clubs until the end of WWII. Although he admitted, "I was so slow-footed I could be a real rally-stopper on the bases," Mancuso hit a respectable .265 for his career. In 1936, his best all-around season, he batted .301 and drove in 63 runs.

His younger brother, Frank, caught four years in the AL during the mid-1940s. [See Brother Catchers.]