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1951 Bowman #280 Frank "Stubby" Overmire

Frank W. Overmire

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[edit] 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.

He helped the USA national team to a Bronze Medal in the 1940 Amateur World Series.

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 1966. 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.

[edit] Notable Achievements

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1954 Little Rock Travelers Southern Association -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced Bill Norman on July 8/
replaced by Pat Mullin (20-31) on July 17
1955 Terre Haute Huts Three-I League 56-70 6th Detroit Tigers
1957 Montgomery Rebels Alabama-Florida League 68-52 1st Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1958 Valdosta Tigers Georgia-Florida League 75-52 2nd Detroit Tigers League Champs
1959 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 63-61 3rd Detroit Tigers none
1960 Durham Bulls Carolina League 57-78 6th Detroit Tigers
1962 Jamestown Tigers New York-Penn League 69-50 1st Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1963 Jamestown Tigers New York-Penn League -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced by John O'Neil on June 18
1967 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 50-90 10th Detroit Tigers
1970 Montgomery Rebels Southern League 79-60 2nd Detroit Tigers none
1971 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 63-78 9th Detroit Tigers
1972 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 61-69 9th Detroit Tigers
1973 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 80-60 3rd Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1974 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 66-64 5th Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1975 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 53-79 8th Detroit Tigers

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