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James Sarkis Essian Jr.

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Jim Essian played twelve seasons in the major leagues, mostly as a catcher, and then went on to a second career as a manager in the minors and majors. As a hitter, he knew how to draw a walk and had moderate power. He had seven stops in the majors as a player, and in his best year with the bat hit 10 home runs with a .374 on-base percentage on the Chicago White Sox in 1977 team which won 90 games. He is the uncle of Chris Demetral, Scott Demetral and Ted Demetral. Essian managed Chris when he guided the Greek national team to fourth place at the 2010 European Championship.

He hit an inside-the-park grand slam on June 10, 1979 as a member of the Oakland A's against the Toronto Blue Jays. Mike Willis was the pitcher.

In 1989, Jim Essian played for the Gold Coast Suns of the Senior Professional Baseball Association.


Preceded by
Don Zimmer
Chicago Cubs Manager
1991
Succeeded by
Jim Lefebvre

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1985 Miami Marlins Florida State League 10th none replaced Tom Burgess on May 25
1986 Winston-Salem Spirits Carolina League 82-56 2nd Chicago Cubs League Champs
1987 Pittsfield Cubs Eastern League 87-51 1st Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round
1988 Pittsfield Cubs Eastern League 76-64 3rd Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round
1989 Charlotte Knights Southern League 70-73 6th Chicago Cubs
1990 Iowa Cubs American Association 72-74 5th Chicago Cubs
1991 Iowa Cubs American Association 22-15 -- Chicago Cubs replaced by Mick Kelleher on May 21
Chicago Cubs National League 59-63 4th Chicago Cubs replaced Don Zimmer
1995 Pueblo Bighorns Texas-Louisiana League 21-29 -- Independent Leagues Team folded after first half
1996 Norwich Navigators Eastern League 71-70 5th New York Yankees
2013 Fort Worth Cats United League 49-30 1st Independent Leagues Lost League Finals

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