Alex Monchak

From BR Bullpen

(Redirected from Al Monchak)

130 pix

Alex Monchak

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

BR page

Biographical Information[edit]

Alex Monchak played pro ball from 1937 to 1957, missing the 1943-1945 seasons due to military service and was out of organized baseball in 1947. He was a minor league manager from 1949 to 1961, acting as a player/manager through 1956.

After his playing career ended, Monchak was a scout and farm system instructor for the California Angels from 1962 to 1970. Monchak was a Chicago White Sox coach from 1971 to 1975. He moved on to the Oakland Athletics in 1976 before serving on the Pittsburgh Pirates staff from 1977 to 1984. He later was an Atlanta Braves coach from 1986 to 1988. At all four stops, he worked with manager Chuck Tanner.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1949 Odessa Oilers Longhorn League 66-74 5th none
1950 Odessa Oilers Longhorn League 97-55 1st none League Champs
1951 Roswell Rockets Longhorn League 79-61 3rd none Lost League Finals
1952 Roswell Rockets Longhorn League 65-75 5th none
1953 Lexington Indians Tar Heel League 59-54 4th none League Champs
1954 Portsmouth Merrimacs Piedmont League 50-47 -- none replaced by Pepper Martin (21-22) August 1
1955 Wellsville Braves PONY League 68-58 4th Milwaukee Braves Lost in 1st round
1956 Wellsville Braves PONY League 74-46 1st Milwaukee Braves League Champs
1957 Wellsville Braves PONY League 74-43 1st Milwaukee Braves Lost in 1st round
1958 Cedar Rapids Braves Three-I League 77-53 1st Milwaukee Braves League Champs
1959 Cedar Rapids Braves Three-I League 53-73 8th Milwaukee Braves
1960 Austin Senators Texas League 73-71 5th Milwaukee Braves
1961 Quad Cities Braves Midwest League 68-56 3rd Milwaukee Braves
Totals 13 Seasons 903-766 4 League Championships

Related Sites[edit]