Al Reitz

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Albert Joseph Reitz

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 155 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Al Reitz played minor league ball from 1923 to 1953, missing 1943-1945 and 1949-1950. Reitz reached the top rung of the minors in 1926 and 1928 in the American Association and 1932 in the International League. He went 203-199 in his career, winning at least 20 games three times: in 1924, with the Portsmouth Truckers, he went 21-12 with a 3.68 ERA, in 1931 with the Scranton Miners and Buffalo Bisons, he went 20-14 and in 1941 with the West Palm Beach Indians he went 22-15 with a 3.34 ERA. He pitched as many as 310 innings in a season.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1942 West Palm Beach Indians Florida East Coast League 9-18 6th none League disbanded May 14
1946 Iola Cubs Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 63-57 3rd Chicago Cubs League Finals cancelled tied 3-3
1947 Iola Cubs Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 69-57 2nd (t) Chicago Cubs Lost League Finals
1948 Iola Indians Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 51-72 7th none
1951 Iola Indians Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League -- none -- replaced Forrest Crawford June 21 /
replaced by Mason Pool July 8
Carthage Cubs Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 31-29 4th Chicago Cubs League Champs replaced Don Anderson (29-36) July 8
1952 Blackwell Cubs Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 57-69 5th Chicago Cubs