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Jerry Dean Gibbs

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Catcher Jake Gibbs played a decade with the New York Yankees. After backing up Elston Howard for a number of years, he was the team's first-string catcher during the heart of the second dead-ball era, from 1967 to 1969. He eventually lost the first-string job to Thurman Munson, but continued as a back-up with the team through 1971.

He also was a quarterback on the college football team at the University of Mississippi and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame [1]. After his major league career ended, he returned to Mississippi and was their baseball coach for 19 seasons (1972-1990). Among the players at Ole Miss during that time were Jeff Fassero and Tucker Ashford.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1994 Tampa Yankees Florida State League 80-52 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1995 Tampa Yankees Florida State League 72-64 5th New York Yankees Lost in 1st round

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