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David Garcia

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Dave Garcia played in the minors from 1939 to 1957, missing the seasons from 1943 to 1945 serving in the Air Force during World War II. He was a minor league manager from 1948 to 1957, spending 1956 as a coach for the Minneapolis Millers. He was a scout for the San Francisco Giants from 1957 to 1963 and in 1965 and 1966, managing the El Paso Sun Kings in 1964. He returned to managing from 1967 to 1969, before heading mainly to the major leagues.

Garcia was on the San Diego Padres coaching staff from 1970 to 1973. He returned to managing El Paso in the Texas League in 1974 and was a Cleveland Indians coach in 1975 and 1976. In 1977, he became a California Angels coach before being promoted in midseason to skipper, a job he held until 1978. He was an Indians coach again in 1979 and managed the club in 1980 and 1981. He was a Milwaukee Brewers coach in 1983 and 1984 and ended his career as a member of the Colorado Rockies staff from 2000 to 2002.

He is the grandfather of Andrew Garcia and Greg Garcia.


Preceded by
Norm Sherry
California Angels Manager
1977-1978
Succeeded by
Jim Fregosi
Preceded by
Jeff Torborg
Cleveland Indians Manager
1979-1982
Succeeded by
Mike Ferraro

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1948 Knoxville Smokies Tri-State League 51-44 6th New York Giants replaced Dale Alexander (20-32) on June 6
1949 Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League 72-49 1st New York Giants none League Champs
1950 Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League 74-49 1st New York Giants League Champs
1951 Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League 65-55 2nd New York Giants none
1952 Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League 63-58 3rd New York Giants none
1953 Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League 57-66 5th New York Giants
1954 Sioux City Soos Western League 78-75 5th New York Giants
1955 Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League 65-43 2nd New York Giants
1957 Danville Leafs Carolina League 38-57 -- New York Giants replaced by Jack Politt on July 23
1964 El Paso Sun Kings Texas League 67-73 4th San Francisco Giants Lost in 1st round
1967 Fresno Giants California League 67-72 5th San Francisco Giants
1968 Fresno Giants California League 79-60 2nd San Francisco Giants League Champs
1969 Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League 38-33 4th San Diego Padres none
1974 El Paso Diablos Texas League 76-61 3rd California Angels Lost League Finals
1977 California Angels American League 35-46 5th California Angels replaced Norm Sherry (39-42) on July 11
1978 California Angels American League 25-20 -- California Angels replaced by Jim Fregosi on June 1
1979 Cleveland Indians American League 38-28 6th Cleveland Indians replaced Jeff Torborg (43-52) on July 23
1980 Cleveland Indians American League 79-81 6th Cleveland Indians
1981 Cleveland Indians American League 52-51 6th Cleveland Indians
1982 Cleveland Indians American League 78-84 7th Cleveland Indians

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