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Charles Francis Fox (Irish)

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[edit] Biographical Information

Charlie Fox had an association with the New York Giants/San Francisco Giants for more than 30 years as a player, coach, manager, and scout. He was also briefly General Manager of the Montreal Expos. He is most famous for leading the 1971 San Francisco Giants to a division championship, in what is sometimes called "The Year of the Fox".

He grew up as a newspaper boy in the shadow of the Polo Grounds. A catcher, he played briefly for the club in 1942 (hitting .429), before serving in the Navy during World War II.

Fox managed in the New York Giants farm system from 1947 to 1956. He then was a Giant scout from 1957 to 1963. He managed in AAA in 1964 and was a coach with them from 1965 to 1968. He returned to AAA from 1969 through May, 1970 and took over as the big league skipper in 1970. Fox led the Giants to the 1971 NLCS before eventually being replaced by Wes Westrum in 1974.

He then joined the Montreal Expos, where he managed the club briefly, finishing the 1976 season after Karl Kuehl was fired on September 4, then taking over for Jim Fanning as General Manager from October 5, 1976 to 1978.

He later led the Chicago Cubs at the end of the 1983 season and was a member of the New York Yankees coaching staff in 1989.

He ended his career as a Houston Astros scout from 1990 to 1993.

Also manager: 1962-67 Arizona Instructional League (San Francisco)

Fox died of pneumonia at age 82.

[edit] From the Giants Encyclopedia

Fox grew up in the Bronx and dreamed of playing for the Giants. He turned down interest from the Yankees. He was an American Legion star. While in the Navy, he was involved in "dangerous missions in the North Atlantic". He beame a manager for the first time at age 24. After his playing days, he became a public speaker and a restaurant owner.

[edit] Notable Achievements


Preceded by
Clyde King
San Francisco Giants Manager
1970-1974
Succeeded by
Wes Westrum
Preceded by
Karl Kuehl
Montreal Expos Manager
1976
Succeeded by
Dick Williams
Preceded by
Jim Fanning
Montreal Expos General Manager
1977-1978
Succeeded by
John McHale
Preceded by
Lee Elia
Chicago Cubs Manager
1983
Succeeded by
Jim Frey

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1947 Bristol Twins Appalachian League 64-62 4th New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1948 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 78-40 2nd New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1949 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 65-59 3rd New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1950 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 72-51 1st New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1951 Sunbury Giants Interstate League 73-65 4th New York Giants Lost League Finals
1952 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 60-64 6th New York Giants
1953 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 66-59 3rd New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1954 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 76-54 2nd New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1955 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 78-47 2nd New York Giants League Champs
1956 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 61-64 6th New York Giants
1964 Tacoma Giants Pacific Coast League 73-82 5th San Francisco Giants
1969 Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League 75-71 3rd San Francisco Giants
1970 Phoenix Giants Pacific Coast League 30-13 -- San Francisco Giants replaced by Bob Garibaldi
San Francisco Giants National League 67-53 3rd San Francisco Giants replaced Clyde King (19-23)
1971 San Francisco Giants National League 90-72 1st San Francisco Giants Lost NLCS
1972 San Francisco Giants National League 69-86 5th San Francisco Giants
1973 San Francisco Giants National League 88-74 3rd San Francisco Giants
1974 San Francisco Giants National League 34-42 -- San Francisco Giants replaced by Wes Westrum
1976 Montreal Expos National League 12-22 6th Montreal Expos replaced Karl Kuehl (43-85) on September 4
1983 Chicago Cubs National League 17-22 5th Chicago Cubs replaced Lee Elia (54-69)

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