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Harold Clifton Lanier

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

After a major league career as an infielder, Hal Lanier was a minor league manager and major league coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. He became manager of the Houston Astros in 1986 and led the club to a division title in his first season. After three seasons with the Astros, he returned to coaching, with the Philadelphia Phillies. After two seasons in Philadelphia, he returned to managing. He became manager of the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League in 1996 and led the club to the Northern League Championship Series five times in ten seasons. After the 2005 season, he moved on to manage the league's Joliet JackHammers.

Son of pitcher Max Lanier. Don Larsen and Willie Mays played with both Max and Hal Lanier.

[edit] Notable Achievements


Preceded by
Bob Lillis
Houston Astros Manager
1986-1988
Succeeded by
Art Howe

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1976 St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League 70-71 5th St. Louis Cardinals
1977 Gastonia Cardinals Western Carolinas League 82-57 1st St. Louis Cardinals League Champs
1978 St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League 84-56 1st St. Louis Cardinals Lost in 1st round
1979 Springfield Redbirds American Association 73-63 2nd St. Louis Cardinals
1980 Springfield Redbirds American Association 75-61 2nd St. Louis Cardinals League Champs
1986 Houston Astros National League 96-66 1st Houston Astros Lost NLCS
1987 Houston Astros National League 76-86 3rd Houston Astros
1988 Houston Astros National League 82-80 5th Houston Astros
1996 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 50-34 2nd Independent Leagues Lost in 1st round
1997 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 53-30 1st Independent Leagues Lost League Finals
1998 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 58-28 2nd Independent Leagues Lost in 1st round
1999 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 48-38 3rd Independent Leagues Lost League Finals
2000 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 48-38 2nd Independent Leagues Lost in 1st round
2001 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 52-38 2nd (t) Independent Leagues Lost League Finals
2002 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 56-34 1st Independent Leagues Lost League Finals
2003 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 55-34 2nd Independent Leagues Lost League Finals
2004 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 56-39 3rd Independent Leagues
2005 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 47-48 6th Independent Leagues
2006 Joliet JackHammers Northern League 42-55 8th Independent Leagues
2007 Joliet JackHammers Northern League 45-51 5th Independent Leagues
2008 Sussex Skyhawks Can-Am Association 52-42 3rd Independent Leagues League Champs
2009 Sussex Skyhawks Can-Am Association 38-56 5th Independent Leagues
2010 Normal CornBelters Frontier League 44-52 8th Independent Leagues
2011 Normal CornBelters Frontier League 46-50 7th Independent Leagues

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