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Louis Nathan Blair

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[edit] Biographical Information

Buddy Blair was a star athlete at Louisiana State University as a member of their 1933 national champion track team and their 1935 national champion baseball team. He played one season with the Philadelphia Athletics before serving in World War II. After the war, he managed the Vicksburg Billies of the Southeastern League for five years. He also founded the Little League program in Monroe, Louisiana. Blair died of a heart attack at age 85.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1946 Vicksburg Billies Southeastern League 70-63 3rd none Lost league finals
1947 Vicksburg Billies Southeastern League 74-69 5th none
1948 Vicksburg Billies Southeastern League 77-63 2nd none Lost in 1st round
1949 Vicksburg Billies Southeastern League 68-66 4th none Lost league finals
1950 Vicksburg Hill Billies Southeastern League 63-63 5th New York Giants
1952 Alexandria Aces Evangeline League -- -- none replaced by George Washburn June 19

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