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William Thomas Capps

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Infielder Bill Capps played in the minors from 1937-1956 with assorted appearances as a player/manager through 1959. He played in the low minors from 1937 to 1940, and most of the 1941-1947 period in the Texas League while getting in eighteen games in the AAA Pacific Coast League. Thereafter he spent the rest of his career at the B and C level. Capps batted .367 with 20 HR and 100 RBI for the 1939 Big Spring Barons in his best year in terms of raw stats. He managed in the minor leagues from 1951-1960, usually as a player-manager. Capps also scouted for the Chicago Cubs for well over 20 years.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1951 Sherman-Denison Twins Big State League 79-68 3rd none Lost League Finals
1952 Tyler East Texans Big State League 84-63 2nd none League Champs
1953 Tyler East Texans Big State League 81-63 2nd none Lost League Finals
1954 Corpus Christi Clippers Big State League 87-60 3rd Milwaukee Braves Lost League Finals
1955 Midland Indians Longhorn League 67-72 5th none
1956 Phoenix Stars Arizona-Mexico League 70-59 4th Baltimore Orioles
1957 Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League -- Baltimore Orioles -- replaced by Barney Lutz July 1
Paris Orioles Sooner State League 1st Baltimore Orioles Lost League Finals replaced Barney Lutz July 1
1958 Pocatello Athletics Pioneer League 70-63 3rd Kansas City Athletics
1959 Sioux City Soos Three-I League 58-68 5th (t) Kansas City Athletics
1960 Visalia Athletics California League -- Kansas City Athletics -- replaced Art Mazmanian June 27
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