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Ernest Lafayette Jenkins (Lefty)

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 160 lb.

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[edit] Biographical information

Lefthander Ernie "Lefty" Jenkins pitched in the minor leagues from 1930 to 1941, with one appearance in 1946. In 1935 with the Bassett Furnituremakers, he went 21-9 in 44 appearances - he went 77-51 overall.

As a manager, Jenkins had a very successful run in the New York Yankees chain from 1935 to 1939.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1935 Bassett Furnituremakers Bi-State League 68-47 3rd New York Yankees Lost League Finals
1936 Bassett Furnituremakers Bi-State League 74-43 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1937 Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association 62-35 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1938 Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association 55-43 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1939 Augusta Tigers South Atlantic League 83-56 2nd New York Yankees League Champs
1940 Utica Braves Canadian-American League 69-56 4th none Lost in 1st round
1941 Augusta Tigers South Atlantic League -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced by Alton Biggs July 6
1948 Augusta Tigers South Atlantic League 7th New York Yankees replaced Mike Garbark June 24
1950 St. Augustine Saints Florida State League -- none -- replaced by Lyle Judy June 9
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