Joe Buzas

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Joseph John Buzas

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Biographical Information[edit]

Joe Buzas owned 82 minor league teams at some point in a 47-year period. At the time of his death he owned the Salt Lake Stingers. The opening day shortstop for the New York Yankees in 1945, he badly injured his shoulder, ending his playing career. The first team he owned was the Syracuse Chiefs. In 1978 he paid $1 for the debt-ridden Reading Phillies and in 1986 sold the team for $1 million. Buzas was known for turning a profit when times were poor financially in the minors.

He also managed the 1948-1949 Sunbury Reds.

Source: 2004 Baseball Almanac

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1948 Sunbury Reds Interstate League 74-64 4th
1949 Sunbury Reds Interstate League 59-81 7th

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