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Richard Renald Gyselman

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Dick Gyselman was up in the majors in 1933 and 1934 with the Boston Braves but is better known for his lengthy minor league career, especially in the Pacific Coast League.

Gyselman holds the career record for games played at third base in the minor leagues with 2,520. He collected 2,986 hits, 472 doubles, and 230 stolen bases, to go along with his .301 average in the minors. In 2003 he was elected to the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.

Gyselman, who was born in San Francisco, CA, played almost all of his minor league career in the western part of the country. Prior to coming to the majors in 1933 he had hit .392 with Albuquerque and .319 with the Mission Reds, both in 1932. From 1935 to 1944 he was with the Seattle Rainiers of the PCL, in 1945 and 1946, he was with San Diego of the PCL, and in 1947 he split his time between San Diego and Seattle. In total, his minor league playing career stretched from 1931 to 1949.

He managed in the minors in 1948 and 1949.

[edit] Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1948 Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League 51-75 7th none
1949 Sweetwater Swatters Longhorn League -- none replaced by Kermit Lewis on August 5

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