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La Schelle Tarver (born January 30, 1959) is a former backup outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox during the 1986 season. Listed at 5' 11", 165 lb., he batted and threw left-handed.

La Schelle Tarver
Born: (1959-01-30) January 30, 1959 (age 60)
Modesto, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 12, 1986, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1986, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.120
Home runs0
Runs batted in1

In a one-season career, Tarver was a .120 hitter (3-for-25) with three runs and one RBI in 13 games. He did not have an extrabase or stolen bases. Although he did not steal any bases at the major league level, he was primarily valued for his speed in the outfield and on the base paths. A memorable incident occurred in 1986 when a PA announcer at an opponents ballpark announced him as "Tarver La Schelle".

Tarver also played in the Mets and Red Sox minor league systems (1981–87), hitting .312 with four home runs, 205 RBI, 249 stolen bases, and a .384 on-base percentage in 709 games.

Prior to his professional career, Tarver graduated from Madera High School, then attended Reedley College, and briefly California State University, Sacramento.[1]



  1. ^ "La Schelle Tarver Statistics and History". SportsDirect Inc. Retrieved 2015-05-28.

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