|Born: January 25, 1889|
|Died: November 14, 1938 (aged 49)|
|April 28, 1911, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 5, 1922, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Runs batted in||216|
|Career highlights and awards|
Leslie Grant Nunamaker (January 25, 1889 – November 14, 1938) born in Malcolm, Nebraska, was a catcher for the Boston Red Sox (1911–14), New York Yankees (1914–17), St. Louis Browns (1918) and Cleveland Indians (1919–22).
He helped the Red Sox win the 1912 World Series and the Indians win the 1920 World Series. Until being injured in early in the 1912 against the St. Louis Browns he was Bill Carrigan's primary backup catcher for the Red Sox. He was also a backup catcher for the 1920 Indians.
In 12 seasons he played in 716 Games and had 1,990 At Bats, 194 Runs, 533 Hits, 75 Doubles, 30 Triples, 2 Home Runs, 216 RBI, 36 Stolen Bases, 176 Walks, .268 Batting Average, .332 On-base percentage, .339 Slugging Percentage, 674 Total Bases and 49 Sacrifice Hits.
Nunamaker is one of several catchers that hold the major league record for runners thrown out in an inning. While playing for the New York Yankees in 1914, Nunamaker threw out three baserunners at second base in one inning against the opposing Detroit Tigers.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Les Nunamaker at Find a Grave
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