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Jodie S. Phipps

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 190 lbs.

Pitcher Jodie Phipps made his pro debut in 1939 with the Worthington Cardinals in the Class D Western League. In 1942, he led the Canadian-American League in victories, when he went 20-10 with a 2.81 ERA for the Utica Braves. He joined the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1943 and won his first 10 decisions with the club. By August, he was 16-1, but he trailed off slightly later in the year to finish 17-5 with a 3.03 ERA and a PCL-best .773 winning percentage.

Phipps developed arm trouble and his playing time was limited in 1944 and 1945. After World War II, he returned to the lower minors and played until 1957. Over a 19 year career, he went 275-172 with a 3.68 ERA.

Phipps later managed in the minors for seven seasons.

Photo of Phipps in 1955


[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1951 Texarkana Bears Big State League -- none -- replaced Hank Oana June 17 /
replaced by Gabby Lusk July 28
1955 Tyler Tigers Big State League 26-37 -- none -- Team disbanded July 1
1957 Carlsbad Potashers Southwestern League 65-54 3rd none none
1958 Artesia Giants Sophomore League 63-57 2nd San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals
1959 Artesia Giants Sophomore League 50-75 7th San Francisco Giants
1960 Salem Rebels Appalachian League 28-39 6th San Francisco Giants none
1961 Salem Rebels Appalachian League 31-35 7th San Francisco Giants none
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