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Gustavus H. Schmelz

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Gus Schmelz was a 19th Century manager at both the Major League and Minor League levels. He is one of the few managers who rose to the level of Major League manager without ever having played himself.

In eleven years, he managed 1,357 major league games with 6 different teams. His record was 624-703 (.470).

Between 1884 and 1898, Schmelz managed in the American Association, the National League, the Southern Association and the Western League. He is buried in Green Law Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.


Preceded by
Horace Phillips
Columbus Buckeyes Manager
1884
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Alex McKinnon
St. Louis Maroons Manager
1886
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
O.P. Caylor
Cincinnati Red Stockings Manager
1887-1889
Succeeded by
Tom Loftus
Preceded by
Tom Loftus
Cleveland Spiders Manager
1890
Succeeded by
Bob Leadley
Preceded by
Al Buckenberger
Columbus Solons Manager
1890-1891
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Jim O'Rourke
Washington Senators Manager
1894-1897
Succeeded by
Tom Brown

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