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John Peter Sullivan

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Catcher John Sullivan reached the majors with the Detroit Tigers in 1963 and played in a handful of big league games that year and the next. He did not get his first big league hit, a home run, until 1965.

After his playing days, Sullivan began managing in the minors in the Kansas City Royals organization in 1973. In six seasons as a minor league skipper, his clubs won four league championships. He then was a Royals coach in 1979 and a member of the Atlanta Braves staff the next two seasons. In 1982, he joined the Toronto Blue Jays as bullpen coach, a job he held through the 1993 season.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1973 Kingsport Royals Appalachian League 53-17 1st Kansas City Royals none League Champs
1974 Waterloo Royals Midwest League 68-56 3rd Kansas City Royals
1975 Waterloo Royals Midwest League 93-35 1st Kansas City Royals League Champs
1976 Waterloo Royals Midwest League 78-52 1st Kansas City Royals League Champs
1977 Omaha Royals American Association 76-59 1st Kansas City Royals Lost League Finals
1978 Omaha Royals American Association 66-69 4th Kansas City Royals League Champs
Totals 6 years 434-288 4 League Championships

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