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Robert Irving Elliott
(Mr. Team)

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[edit] Biographical Information

After his playing career ended, Bob Elliott was the manager of the San Diego Padres from 1955 until part way through the 1957 season and the Sacramento Solons in 1959. He then managed in the major leagues for one season with the Kansas City Athletics in 1960 and served as a coach for the expansion Los Angeles Angels in 1961.

Elliott was the cleanup hitter in the 1948 World Series for the Boston Braves. He slugged .691.

Elliott broke in with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1939, at a time when Arky Vaughan and the Waner brothers were still on the team, and ended his career with the Chicago White Sox in 1953, playing alongside 25-year-old Nellie Fox and 27-year-old Minnie Minoso. He started out as an outfielder but moved to third base starting in 1942. He was the National League MVP with the Braves in 1947, when he hit .317 with 22 homers and 113 RBIs.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 7-time NL All-Star (1941, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948 & 1951)
  • NL MVP (1947)
  • NL Bases on Balls Leader (1948)
  • 20-Home Runs Seasons: 3 (1947, 1948 & 1950)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 6 (1943-1945, 1947, 1948 & 1950)


NL MVP
1946 1947 1948
Stan Musial Bob Elliott Stan Musial


Preceded by
Harry Craft
Kansas City Athletics Manager
1960
Succeeded by
Joe Gordon

[edit] Year-By-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1955 San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League 92-80 2nd none
1956 San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League 72-96 7th none
1957 San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Cleveland Indians replaced by Catfish Metkovich
1959 Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League 78-76 4th Milwaukee Braves
1960 Kansas City Athletics American League 58-96 8th Kansas City Athletics

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