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Frank W. Overmire
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 7", Weight 170 lb.
- School Western State Teachers College
- High School Lee High School (Wyoming)
- Debut April 25, 1943
- Final Game August 3, 1952
- Born May 16, 1919 in Moline, MI USA
- Died March 3, 1977 in Lakeland, FL USA
 Biographical Information
Stubby Overmire had a ten-year major league career as a pitcher.
He started Game 3 of the 1945 World Series for the Detroit Tigers against the Chicago Cubs, pitching well with only two runs allowed in six innings. However, his opponent Claude Passeau pitched a one-hit shutout to win the game.
After his playing career ended, Overmire became a minor league manager for the Tigers, starting in 1954 with Little Rock in the Southern Association, where he managed briefly between Bill Norman and Pat Mullin. He guided Terre Haute in the Three-I League in 1955. Next up was Montgomery in the Alabama-Florida League in 1957, where he led the team to the best record in the league. He moved to Valdosta in the 1958 Georgia-Florida League, Decatur in the 1959 Midwest League, and Durham in the 1960 Carolina League.
In 1962, Overmire managed Jamestown to the best record in the New York-Penn League and began 1963 as manager in Jamestown, then was a Tiger coach from 1963 to 1966. Overmire managed the Florida Instructional League team for the Tigers in 1965. In 1967, he managed Lakeland in the Florida State League. In 1970, Overmire was back at Montgomery, this time in the Southern League. He finished up with 5 years back in Lakeland (1971-1975). In the 14 full seasons he managed, his teams went 840-863. Overmire finished his career as a scout for the Tigers in 1976.
 Notable Achievements
- Won two World Series with the Detroit Tigers (1945) and the New York Yankees (1951; he did not play in the World Series)