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John Albert Niehoff

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 170 lb.

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Bert Niehoff played six seasons in the majors. He led the league in doubles in 1916, although his batting average at .243 was below the league average. His Major League playing career ended when he collided with Ross Youngs and suffered a broken leg.

He was a minor league manager compiling a 1824-1713 record in 24 seasons between 1922-1954, including 15 years in the Southern Association. He was a coach for the 1929 New York Giants and a scout for the New York Yankees (1948-1949) and Los Angeles/California Angels (1961-1968). Additionally, he managed for the South Bend Blue Sox in the AAGPBL (1943-1944). Niehoff also spent 1952 as General Manager of the Mobile Bears.

In 1947-1948 Niehoff was a scout for the New York Yankees, and from 1961 to 1969, he was a scout for the Los Angeles/California Angels.

see also Minor League Wins by a Manager

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1922 Mobile Bears Southern Association 97-55 1st none League Champs
1923 Mobile Bears Southern Association 88-66 2nd none
1924 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association 99-54 2nd none
1925 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association 87-67 1st none League Champs
1926 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association 78-76 5th none
1927 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association 70-81 5th none
1928 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association 66-87 7th none
1931 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 79-74 4th Washington Senators none
1932 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 98-51 2nd Washington Senators none
1933 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 74-77 5th Washington Senators
1935 Oklahoma City Indians Texas League 95-66 1st none League Champs
1936 Oklahoma City Indians Texas League 79-75 4th none Lost in 1st round
1937 Louisville Colonels American Association 62-91 8th Pittsburgh Pirates
1938 Louisville Colonels American Association 53-100 8th Pittsburgh Pirates
1939 Jersey City Giants International League 89-64 1st New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1940 Jersey City Giants International League 81-78 3rd New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1941 Little Rock Travelers Southern Association 71-82 6th none
1942 Knoxville Smokies Southern Association 61-88 8th none
1945 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 85-55 2nd Washington Senators Lost in 1st round
1946 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 79-73 3rd Washington Senators Lost in 1st round
1947 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 75-75 4th Washington Senators Lost in 1st round
1950 Selma Cloverleafs Southeastern League 43-87 6th none
1951 Saginaw Jacks Central League 79-58 3rd Chattanooga Lookouts none
1954 Oak Ridge Pioneers Mountain States League 35-43 4th none League disbanded July 20

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