John Charles Bottarini
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut April 22, 1937
- Final Game September 9, 1937
- Born September 14, 1908 in Crockett, CA USA
- Died October 8, 1976 in Jemez Springs, NM USA
John Bottarini played 18 years in the minors, coming to the majors with the 1937 Cubs and hitting pretty well. He posted a batting line of .275/.370/.425.
In the minors Bottarini played the first part of his career in the PCL, playing for Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He was on the 1933 San Francisco Seals with the young Joe DiMaggio and Vince DiMaggio.
John spent 1939-42 playing for Syracuse, and eventually closed out his minor league playing career in 1950. For three seasons he was a player-manager in the minors.
His baseball career was interrupted by World War II. He served in the Army Air Force and played service ball. After his playing days he was an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico. He drowned in a boating accident in 1976.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1947||Clovis Pioneers||West Texas-New Mexico League||22-45||8th||none||replaced Jack Riley (19-53) on July 13|
|1948||Clovis Pioneers||West Texas-New Mexico League||46-61||--||none||--||replaced by Clarence Novotney (15-16) on August 8|
|1950||Sweetwater Swatters||Longhorn League||52-69||--||none||--||replaced by Dominic Chiola (16-15) on August 12|