John Fitzpatrick

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John Arthur Fitzpatrick

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

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

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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