From BR Bullpen
Gary Nelson Blaylock
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 196 lb.
 Biographical Information
The St. Louis Cardinals signed 19 year old Gary Blaylock as an amateur free agent in 1950 and promptly shipped him to the class D Johnson City Cardinals where he went 6-4 his first year out. The right-hander was with the same team the following year, leading the Appalachian League in strikeouts with 248 while winning 23 and losing 6 with a 2.61 ERA.
Gary would spend seven more seasons in the minors before getting his shot at the big league hitters. His hard work at the Columbus Red Birds, Omaha Cardinals and the Rochester Red Wings AAA clubs had earned him his opportunity to see Sportsman's Park. After going 4-5 as a spot starter and reliever with the Cardinals the New York Yankees took him on waivers and he lost his only decision in 15 games. This was to be Gary's one and only chance at the majors.
Blaylock would spend four more seasons in the minors as a player. He wound up his active playing career with three years in the IL with the Richmond Virginians and closed out in 1963 with the Fort Lauderdale Yankees. His career minor league stats show that Gary won 128 games, lost 111 and had a .372 ERA.
Gary became a minor league manager, starting in 1963 and spent until 1975 as such. He also was a longtime minor league pitching instructor before returning to the majors leagues as a pitching coach for the 1985 World Champion Kansas City Royals. Blaylock spent 1984 through 1987 as a Royals coach.
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1963||Harlan Yankees||Appalachian League||28-39||6th||New York Yankees|
|1964||Shelby Yankees||Western Carolinas League||59-68||6th||New York Yankees|
|1965||Binghamton Triplets||New York-Penn League||81-45||1st||New York Yankees||League Champs|
|1966||Greensboro Yankees||Carolina League||64-76||8th||New York Yankees|
|1967||Syracuse Chiefs||International League||63-77||8th||New York Yankees|
|1968||Syracuse Chiefs||International League||21-33||N/A||New York Yankees||Replaced by Frank Verdi|
|1971||Billings Mustangs||Pioneer League||43-27||2nd||Kansas City Royals|
|1972||Billings Mustangs||Pioneer League||50-22||1st||Kansas City Royals||League Champs|
|1973||Billings Mustangs||Pioneer League||44-26||1st||Kansas City Royals||League Champs|
|1975||GCL Royals||Gulf Coast League||31-18||2nd||Kansas City Royals|