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Joseph August Berger
(Fats)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 170 lb.

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Shortstop Joe Berger played minor league baseball from 1907 to 1928, getting 2,659 hits, scoring 1,541 runs, and stealing 294 bases in 2,608 games.

From a bio published in a Rock Island newspaper in 1907: "This speedy and hard hitting lad who is breaking into fast company this year, was born in St. Louis, Mo., Dec 22. 1888. He started his baseball career in 1903, playing independent ball in and around St. Louis. In the season of 1905, when the St. Louis Empires won every game played. Joe was with them at third sack, and it was while with this team that his fast work came before the eyes of the critics. Until his arrival with the Islanders, which was at the beginning of this season, he always played third, but after he had been given a short work out here, Manager Tighe noted the way he handled the sphere, gave him a try at short and he made good from the start. It is expected that the injury that he met with yesterday will not keep him out of the game more than two or three davs." See [1].

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1917 Wichita Witches Western League -- -- replaced Bobby Wallace
1918 Wichita Jobbers Western League 41-24 1st League suspended operations July 7
1919 Wichita Jobbers Western League 75-65 3rd
1920 Wichita Jobbers Western League 92-62 2nd none
1921 Wichita Witches Western League 100-61 1st none League Champs
1922 Wichita Witches Western League -- -- replaced by Howie Gregory
1924 Denver Bears Western League 100-67 2nd none
1925 Denver Bears Western League 97-71 2nd none
1926 Denver Bears Western League 88-80 5th none
1927 Denver Bears Western League 77-75 4th none
1928 Augusta Tygers South Atlantic League -- -- replaced by Odie Strain

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