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Stanley Wasiak

  • Bats Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.

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[edit] Biographical information

Stan Wasiak was a minor league manager who was hired for the Brooklyn Dodgers organization by Branch Rickey. Wasiak was a minor league catcher and infielder from 1940 to 1942, then World War II intervened. After the war, he continued as a player through 1949. In 1950, Rickey hired Wasiak as a player manager at Class D Valdosta.

Wasiak managed in the minor leagues for 37 seasons between 1950 and 1986. He managed in 17 different cities at levels from Class D all the way up to AAA. He never coached or managed in the major leagues. He was replaced at Mobile in June 1954 and moved to the Detroit Tigers organization from July 1954 until the end of 1957. He moved back to the Dodgers through 1965. Then he managed in the Chicago White Sox organization from 1966-1969. Finally, he moved back to the Dodgers to stay.

In 1985, Wasiak set the all-time minor league wins record and passed 2,500 career wins. He retired in 1986 with 2,530 career wins in 4,844 decisions.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1950 Valdosta Dodgers Georgia-Florida League 81-56 2nd Brooklyn Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1951 Valdosta Dodgers Georgia-Florida League 81-45 1st Brooklyn Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1952 Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League 70-56 3rd Brooklyn Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1953 Newport News Dodgers Piedmont League 80-56 3rd Brooklyn Dodgers Lost League Finals
1954 Mobile Bears Southern Association 25-35 -- Brooklyn Dodgers -- replaced by Greg Mulleavy (38-56) June 9
Valdosta Tigers Georgia-Florida League 39-28 5th Detroit Tigers replaced Marv Owen (29-52) July 1
1955 Valdosta Tigers Georgia-Florida League 68-70 4th Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1956 Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League 30-37 -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced by Charlie Metro (39-26) July 7
Hazlehurst-Baxley Tigers Georgia State League 21-21 5th Detroit Tigers replaced Wayne Wallace (28-50) July 12
1957 Valdosta Tigers Georgia-Florida League 77-62 3nd Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
1958 Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League 63-70 5th Los Angeles Dodgers Lost League Finals
1959 Green Bay Bluejays Three-I League 74-51 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers League Champs
1960 Green Bay Dodgers Three-I League 65-73 6th Los Angeles Dodgers none
1961 Salem Dodgers Northwest League 74-66 3rd Los Angeles Dodgers
1962 Salem Dodgers Northwest League 74-67 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers
1963 Salem Dodgers Northwest League 81-59 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers
1964 Salem Dodgers Northwest League 78-62 1st Los Angeles Dodgers
1965 Salem Dodgers Northwest League 47-90 6th Los Angeles Dodgers
1966 Fox Cities Foxes Midwest League 77-47 2nd Chicago White Sox League Champs
1967 Lynchburg White Sox Carolina League 68-68 8th Chicago White Sox
1968 Evansville White Sox Southern League 40-62 -- Chicago White Sox -- replaced by Gary Johnson (15-22) July 30
Appleton Foxes Midwest League 18-14 6th Chicago White Sox replaced Gary Johnson (39-47) July 30
1969 Lynchburg White Sox Carolina League 60-84 9th Chicago White Sox
1970 Daytona Beach Dodgers Florida State League 76-55 4th Los Angeles Dodgers
1971 Daytona Beach Dodgers Florida State League 82-58 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1972 Daytona Beach Dodgers Florida State League 40-28 -- Los Angeles Dodgers -- replaced by Bob Shaw (40-24)
El Paso Dodgers Texas League 47-32 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers League Champs replaced Monty Basgall (31-30) June 20
1973 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 62-82 8th Los Angeles Dodgers
1974 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 76-66 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers Lost League Finals
1975 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 71-73 5th Los Angeles Dodgers
1976 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 66-78 6th Los Angeles Dodgers
1977 Lodi Dodgers California League 81-59 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers League Champs
1978 Lodi Dodgers California League 85-55 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers Lost League Finals
1979 Lodi Dodgers California League 67-72 6th Los Angeles Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1980 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 82-59 3rd Los Angeles Dodgers Lost League Finals
1981 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 23-35 -- Los Angeles Dodgers -- replaced by John Shoemaker & Paul Popovich
1982 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 1-0 -- Los Angeles Dodgers
1983 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 69-65 6th Los Angeles Dodgers League Champs
1984 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 79-67 3rd Los Angeles Dodgers
1985 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 67-73 9th Los Angeles Dodgers
1986 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 68-70 7th Los Angeles Dodgers

[edit] Sources

Principal sources for Stan Wasiak 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 (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (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) and Minor League Baseball Stars, Volume II and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.

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