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Ernest Lafayette Jenkins (Lefty)

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 160 lb.

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[edit] Biographical information

Lefthander Ernie "Lefty" Jenkins pitched in the minor leagues from 1930 to 1941, with one appearance in 1946. In 1935 with the Bassett Furnituremakers, he went 21-9 in 44 appearances - he went 77-51 overall.

As a manager, Jenkins had a very successful run in the New York Yankees chain from 1935 to 1939.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1935 Bassett Furnituremakers Bi-State League 68-47 3rd New York Yankees Lost League Finals
1936 Bassett Furnituremakers Bi-State League 74-43 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1937 Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association 62-35 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1938 Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association 55-43 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1939 Augusta Tigers South Atlantic League 83-56 2nd New York Yankees League Champs
1940 Utica Braves Canadian-American League 69-56 4th none Lost in 1st round
1941 Augusta Tigers South Atlantic League -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced by Alton Biggs July 6
1947 Augusta Tigers South Atlantic League -- New York Yankees -- replaced Dibrell Williams May 28
Replaced by Carl Cooper July 26
1948 Augusta Tigers South Atlantic League 7th New York Yankees replaced Mike Garbark June 24
1950 St. Augustine Saints Florida State League -- none -- replaced by Lyle Judy June 9
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