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Elwood B. Huyke

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Woody Huyke was signed by the San Francisco Giants in 1959 after winning a Gold Medal with Puerto Rico in the 1959 Central American and Caribbean Games. Playing for the Hastings Giants, he led the Nebraska State League in Hits (71) and HR (12) and was named All-star 3B. He was drafted by the A's organization and spent 9 years in their chain, including the 1964 Birmingham Barons.

Between 1974 and 2004, Huyke was the manager of the GCL Pirates for 29 of the 31 seasons, compiling a 718-983 record in Bradenton. Julio Garcia was the manager in 1988 and 1990. Huyke got his start for the Pittsburgh Pirates managing the 1973 Niagara Falls Pirates. He also managed the Augusta Pirates for part of 1988, replacing Jeff Cox.

Huyke has also been a coach for the GCL Pirates when not managing, including 2006-2014.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1973 Niagara Falls Pirates New York-Penn League 24-73 7th Pittsburgh Pirates
1974 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 11-42 9th Pittsburgh Pirates
1975 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 23-31 4th Pittsburgh Pirates
1976 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 11-41 7th Pittsburgh Pirates
1977 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 22-32 7th Pittsburgh Pirates
1978 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 21-32 6th Pittsburgh Pirates
1979 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 20-32 6th Pittsburgh Pirates
1980 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 24-39 8th Pittsburgh Pirates
1981 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 32-28 5th Pittsburgh Pirates
1982 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 27-35 9th Pittsburgh Pirates
1983 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 28-32 7th Pittsburgh Pirates
1984 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 21-42 10th Pittsburgh Pirates
1985 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 15-47 10th Pittsburgh Pirates
1986 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 24-39 10th Pittsburgh Pirates
1987 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 33-30 4th (t) Pittsburgh Pirates
1988 Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League 34-34 4th (t) Pittsburgh Pirates replaced Jeff Cox on June 16
1989 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 21-42 13th Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 30-29 6th (t) Pittsburgh Pirates
1992 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 23-37 13th Pittsburgh Pirates
1993 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 21-38 14th Pittsburgh Pirates
1994 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 25-35 11th Pittsburgh Pirates
1995 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 23-36 11th Pittsburgh Pirates
1996 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 28-31 11th Pittsburgh Pirates
1997 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 27-32 9th Pittsburgh Pirates
1998 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 25-35 11th (t) Pittsburgh Pirates
1999 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 24-35 13th Pittsburgh Pirates
2000 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 34-26 5th (t) Pittsburgh Pirates
2001 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 22-34 11th (t) Pittsburgh Pirates
2002 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 37-23 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates Lost in 1st round
2003 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 36-20 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates Lost League Finals
2004 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League 30-28 6th Pittsburgh Pirates

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