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Lester Wayne Lancaster

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[edit] Biographical Information

Les Lancaster was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Cubs and scout Bill Capps.

After his major league career ended, Lancaster played for a time in the independent leagues. In 1996, he went 12-2 with a 3.03 ERA with the Pine Bluff Locomotives of the Big South League en route to being named the circuit's MVP. The following year, with the league's Tupelo Tornado, he went 8-2 with a 2.90 ERA.

After his playing days ended, Lancaster managed in the Northern League with the Adirondack Lumberjacks in 1999 and 2000 and the Lincoln Saltdogs in 2001 and 2002. He later skippered the Reno Silver Sox in the Golden Baseball League, winning a league title in 2006. He became manager of the Sioux City Explorers in 2008.

Lancaster was pitching coach of the Lakewood BlueClaws in 2012 and Williamsport Crosscutters in 2013 and Lakewood again in 2014.

[edit] Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1999 Adirondack Lumberjacks Northern League East 43-43 5th (t) Independent Leagues Lost in 1st round
2000 Adirondack Lumberjacks Northern League East 48-37 1st (t) Independent Leagues League Champs
2001 Lincoln Saltdogs Northern League 2nd (t) Independent Leagues Lost in 2nd round replaced Kash Beauchamp
2002 Lincoln Saltdogs Northern League 55-36 2nd Independent Leagues Lost in 1st round
2006 Reno Silver Sox Golden Baseball League 47-33 1st Independent Leagues League Champs
2007 Reno Silver Sox Golden Baseball League 33-43 5th Independent Leagues
2008 Sioux City Explorers American Association 52-44 4th Independent Leagues Lost League Finals
2009 Sioux City Explorers American Association 40-56 9th (t) Independent Leagues Lost League Finals
2010 Sioux City Explorers American Association 49-47 6th Independent Leagues

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