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1948 Bowman #20 Buddy Kerr

John Joseph Kerr

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Shortstop Buddy Kerr of the New York Giants hit a home run in his first big league at-bat, against the Philadelphia Phillies on September 8, 1943. He spent six seasons as the Giants regular shortstop and played a then-record 68 consecutive games without making an error in 1946 and 1947. He was later traded to the Boston Braves, with whom he played for two years. After his playing career ended, he was a minor league manager then scouted for the Giants through 1975 and the New York Mets from 1976 until becoming special assistant to the general manager and retiring in 2002.

His main teammates were Johnny Mize, Sid Gordon, Willard Marshall, Walker Cooper and Mel Ott.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL All-Star (1948)

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1956 Cocoa Indians Florida State League 90-50 1st New York Giants none League Champs
1957 Selma Cloverleafs Alabama-Florida League 55-65 6th New York Giants
1958 Michigan City White Caps Midwest League 69-54 2nd San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals
1959 Michigan City White Caps Midwest League 51-74 8th San Francisco Giants none
1960 Fresno Giants California League 75-65 2nd San Francisco Giants none
1961 Quincy Giants Midwest League 67-59 4th San Francisco Giants League Champs
1963 Springfield Giants Eastern League 72-68 3rd San Francisco Giants none

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