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Ellis Ferguson Deal

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[edit] Biographical Information

Pitcher Cot Deal played four seasons in the majors with the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. He also pitched for eight years with the Rochester Red Wings, winning 61 games during that time. He went on to manage the club for a time before becoming a big league coach.

Deal was a member of the Cincinnati Reds staff in 1959 and 1960 before spending 1961 as the skipper of the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association. He was a coach with the expansion Houston Colt .45s from 1962 to 1964 and with the New York Yankees in 1965. The following season, 1966, he began a two-year stint with the Kansas City Athletics. In 1970 and 1971, Deal was a member of the Cleveland Indians staff, and he spent 1973 and 1974 with the Detroit Tigers. His last big league coaching position was with the Houston Astros from 1983 to 1985. He also coached in the minor leagues, including for the Oklahoma City 89ers.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1957 Rochester Red Wings International League 74-80 5th St. Louis Cardinals
1958 Rochester Red Wings International League 77-75 3rd St. Louis Cardinals Lost in 1st round
1959 Rochester Red Wings International League 53-59 -- St. Louis Cardinals -- Replaced by Bob Keegan (0-2)
1961 Indianapolis Indians American Association 86-64 1st Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st round
1968 Oklahoma City 89ers Pacific Coast League 61-84 11th Houston Astros
1969 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association 62-78 4th (t) Houston Astros
1973 Toledo Mud Hens International League 24-24 7th Detroit Tigers Replaced Johnny Lipon (41-57)
1982 Oklahoma City 89ers American Association -- Philadelphia Phillies -- Replaced Ron Clark / Replaced by Tony Taylor

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