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Glenn A. Tufts

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First baseman Glenn Tufts was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 1973 amateur draft, the 5th overall pick, taken right after Robin Yount and Dave Winfield. However, shortly thereafter, he was seriously injured in a car accident. He hit .194/~.390/.265 for the '73 GCL Indians and tied Larry Foster for the league lead with 10 times hit by pitch. He eventually returned to the diamond, but his career peaked at the AA level. In 1975, Tufts was with the San Jose Bees and produced at a .270/~.393/.417 in a part-time role. He hit .272/~.412/.395 for '76 San Jose and only was 3 for 26 with the Williamsport Tomahawks. In 1977, he finished his career by hitting .276/~.435/.455 for the Waterloo Indians and .163/~.330/.196 with the Jersey City Indians. As a player, his primary skill had been drawing walks. Tufts was released by the Indians in 1977.

Tufts was the head coach at Bridgewater State College from 1986 to 1993.

In 1994, Tufts was hired by the San Francisco Giants as a minor league instructor, coaching the Clinton LumberKings in '94, and managed for them as well, including the Bellingham Giants, earning him manager of the year honors in 1995. After managing the Burlington (IA) Bees in 1996 and Bakersfield Blaze for part of 1997, Tufts became a scout for the Giants. He signed Brian Bocock, Joe Martinez and Danny Otero.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1995 Bellingham Giants Northwest League 43-33 2nd San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals
1996 Burlington Bees Midwest League 65-73 11th San Francisco Giants
1997 Bakersfield Blaze California League 33-43 -- San Francisco Giants replaced by Keith Bodie on June 25

[edit] Sources

Primary sources: 1974-1978 Baseball Guides

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