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Joseph Edward Becker

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Catcher Joe Becker played two seasons for the Cleveland Indians and several more in the minor leagues. After serving in the Navy during World War II, missing 1944-1945, he managed in the minors for several years. He went on to serve as a pitching coach for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Cubs.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1946 Seaford Eagles Eastern Shore League -- none -- replaced Walter Youse
1947 Sioux City Soos Western League 81-49 1st New York Giants Lost League Finals
1948 Sioux City Soos Western League 69-68 4th New York Giants League Champs
1949 Jersey City Giants International League 83-71 4th New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1950 Jersey City Giants International League 81-70 4th New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1951 Toronto Maple Leafs International League 77-76 5th St. Louis Browns
1952 Toronto Maple Leafs International League 44-44 -- St. Louis Browns -- replaced by Burleigh Grimes (34-32)
1953 Charleston Senators American Association 60-94 8th Chicago White Sox
1954 Charleston Senators American Association 59-94 8th Chicago White Sox

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