Cedric Montgomery Durst
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 160 lb.
- High School Austin (TX) High School
- Debut May 30, 1922
- Final Game September 25, 1930
- Born August 23, 1896 in Austin, TX USA
- Died February 16, 1971 in San Diego, CA USA
Cedric Durst, who was a backup outfielder on the 1927 New York Yankees, played in the majors from 1922-1930 with the St. Louis Browns, New York Yankees, and the Boston Red Sox. He was sometimes called, rather unkindly, "Babe Ruth's stand-in".
He started in professional baseball in 1921 with the Beaumont Exporters of the Texas League, and after his first time with the Browns, played in 1924 and 1925 with the Los Angeles Angels and St. Paul Saints.
He was 25 when he broke into the majors with the Browns in 1922-23, was not in the majors in 1924-25, and had his most at-bats with the Browns in 1926 when he had 219. One source called him "George Sisler's understudy".
In 1930, he was traded for the young Red Ruffing, in a talked-about trade.
He finished his major league career with the Boston Red Sox in 1930. Between the Yankees and the Red Sox that year, he had his most major league at-bats, 321.
After that he played in the minors for many years. He played for the Hollywood Stars for three years from 1933-35. When they moved to San Diego and became the San Diego Padres, he was around the age of 40 but was still able to hit over .300 in 1936 and 1938. In 1939 he became player-manager.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1939||San Diego Padres||Pacific Coast League||83-93||5th||none|
|1940||San Diego Padres||Pacific Coast League||92-85||4th||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1941||San Diego Padres||Pacific Coast League||101-76||3rd||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1942||San Diego Padres||Pacific Coast League||91-87||4th||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1943||San Diego Padres||Pacific Coast League||50-66||--||none||--||replaced by George DeTore (20-19) on August 10|
|1946||Quincy Gems||Three-I League||13-34||8th||New York Yankees||replaced Hank Bauer (2-0) on July 17|
|1947||Rochester Red Wings||International League||68-86||5th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1948||Rochester Red Wings||International League||78-75||4th||St. Louis Cardinals||Lost in 1st round|
|1949||Omaha Cardinals||Western League||68-71||5th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1950||Grand Forks Chiefs||Northern League||6th||New York Yankees||replaced Jack Farmer on May 12|