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Thompson Orville Livingston

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

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[edit] Biographical Information

Mickey Livingston was a journeyman backup catcher 18 years (1937-1956), ten in the Majors (1938, 1941-1943, 1945-1949 and 1951) and ten in the minors (1937-1940; and 1951-1956), losing one year to the military and one year to inactivity. Livingston was born on November 15, 1914, in Newberry, SC. He married Margaret E. Darby on January 25, 1935.

Signed by scout Joe Cambria of the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1937, he played for the Sanford Lookouts in the Florida State League; the Charlotte Hornets in the Piedmont League; and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern Association (1937); and the Trenton Senators in the Eastern League (EL) (1938) when, at 23 years of age, he broke into the big leagues on September 17, 1938 with the Senators. Returned to the minors after spring training in 1939, he played for the Springfield Nationals in the EL (1939-1940); the Philadelphia Phillies (1941-1943); and the Chicago Cubs(1943) when he was drafted into the U.S. Army on March 25, 1944 at Fort Bragg, NC. He was discharged in November 1944 (EOC/CR/BR), and returned to the Cubs.

He played for the Cubs (1945-1947); the New York Giants (1947-1949); the Boston Braves (1949); and the Brooklyn Dodgers (1951) It was there that he played his final major league game on September 20, 1951 at age 36. He returned to the minors with the St. Paul Saints in the American Association (1951); the Fort Worth Cats in the Texas League (TL) (1951); the Shreveport Sports in the TL (1952-1953); the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the Western League (1954); the Beaumont Exporters in the TL (1954-1955); the Texas City Texans in the Big State League (1956) and the Boise Braves in the Pioneer League (1956), ending his baseball career at age 41.

A career backup, Livingston caught more than 100 games in only 1943, split between the Phillies and Cubs. That year, he played in 120 games and hit a combined 7 home runs, drove in 34 runs and hit .253. Then, after military service, he was a surprise hero in the Cubs' World Series loss to the Detroit Tigers in 1945, with three doubles and four RBI.

In his career, Livingston hit 19 home runs and drove in 153 runs in 561 games. He also stole 7 bases. As his career was winding down, he managed minor league baseball in the Texas League. His hobbies were hunting and fishing. He died on April 3, 1983 at age 68 in a Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, TX, having been ill a long time. He is buried at Newberry Memorial Gardens in Newberry, SC. Surviving him were his widow Margaret Darby Livingston, two daughters and a son.

[edit] Sources

Principal sources for Mickey Livingston include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs {{{WW}}} (WW), old Baseball Registers {{{BR}}} (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN {{{DAG}}} (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) {{{MORE}}} and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.

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[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1952 Shreveport Sports Texas League 84-77 3rd none League Champs
1953 Shreveport Sports Texas League 79-75 5th none
1954 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Western League 20-27 -- Chicago White Sox -- replaced by Bud Stewart (18-54) on June 7
Beaumont Exporters Texas League 41-42 7th Chicago Cubs replaced Les Fleming (36-42) on June 20
1955 Beaumont Exporters Texas League 51-110 8th Milwaukee Braves
1956 Boise Braves Pioneer League -- Milwaukee Braves -- replaced by Robert King on June 25

[edit] Sources

Principal sources for Mickey Livingston include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs {{{WW}}} (WW), old Baseball Registers {{{BR}}} (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN {{{DAG}}} (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) {{{MORE}}} and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.

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