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John Arthur Fitzpatrick

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1½", Weight 185 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Catcher John Fitzpatrick began his minor league career with the Oklahoma City Indians in 1923.

Fitzpatrick managed in the minors from 1936 to 1941 and 1944 to 1948. He was a coach for the Hollywood Stars from 1949 to 1952.

Fitzpatrick finally made the majors as a Pittsburgh Pirates coach from 1953 to 1956 and a Milwaukee Braves coach in 1958 and 1959.

Fitzpatrick returned to the minors as a manager from 1960 to 1966.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1936 Kilgore Braves East Texas League -- none -- replaced Dutch Seebold July 6
replaced by Robert Rawlins
1937 Davenport Blue Sox Western League 57-59 3rd Brooklyn Dodgers none
1938 Rayne Rice Birds Evangeline League 74-62 2nd Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
Oklahoma City Indians Texas League 19-10 3rd none Lost in 1st round replaced Jim Keesey (70-60) on August 15
1939 Longview Cannibals East Texas League 59-79 7th Chicago White Sox
1940 Waterloo Hawks Three-I League -- Chicago White Sox -- replaced by Frederick Bedore
1941 Salina Millers Western Association 7th Cleveland Indians replaced Jimmy Payton June 16
1944 Olean Oilers PONY League 57-66 5th Brooklyn Dodgers
1945 Olean Oilers PONY League 40-86 8th Brooklyn Dodgers
1946 Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League 76-64 3rd Brooklyn Dodgers League Champs
1947 Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League 59-81 6th Brooklyn Dodgers
1948 Pueblo Dodgers Western League 69-70 5th Brooklyn Dodgers
1956 Williamsport Grays Eastern League 60-78 7th Pittsburgh Pirates
1960 Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League 58-66 6th New York Yankees
1961 Morristown Cubs Appalachian League 34-36 5th Chicago Cubs none
1962 Quad Cities Angels Midwest League 71-54 3rd Los Angeles Angels
1963 Nashville Volunteers South Atlantic League 53-86 8th Los Angeles Angels
1964 Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League 28-38 4th Los Angeles Angels
1966 Idaho Falls Angels Pioneer League 3rd California Angels replaced Joe Gordon

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