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Mel Hall
Born: September 16, 1960 (1960-09-16) (age 49)
Lyons, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
September 3, 1981 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
May 21, 1996 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Batting average     .276
Home runs     134
RBI     620
Career highlights and awards
  • 134 career home runs

Melvin Hall Jr. (born September 16, 1960 in Lyons, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player from 1981 to 1996 for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and San Francisco Giants. He mostly played as an outfielder.


Playing career

As an outfielder, Hall was best remembered for his limited range yet flamboyant style, often forced to make diving catches because he was not fleet of foot. In 1992, the 32-year-old opted to leave the major leagues, agreeing to a 2-year $4 million contract to play in Japan.[1] When he returned to play for the San Francisco Giants in 1996, Hall registered just three singles in 25 games with the big league club, retiring shortly thereafter.[2]


Hall was arrested in Lewisville, Texas on June 21, 2007 and charged with two counts of sexual assault after North Richland Hills, Texas police received a report from a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted in March 1999, when she was under the age of 17. During the investigation, a second alleged victim under the age of 14 was identified.[3] One of these girls was 12 at the time of the rape. On June 16, 2009, Hall was convicted on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child. On June 17, 2009, he was sentenced to 45 years in prison. He must serve 22 years and 4 months before he's eligible for parole.[4]

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Preceded by
Dusty Baker
National League Player of the Month
August, 1983
Succeeded by
Dale Murphy

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