William Thomas Capps
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
Infielder Bill Capps played in the minors from 1937-1956 with assorted appearances as a player/manager through 1959. He played in the low minors from 1937 to 1940, and most of the 1941-1947 period in the Texas League while getting in eighteen games in the AAA Pacific Coast League. Thereafter he spent the rest of his career at the B and C level. Capps batted .367 with 20 HR and 100 RBI for the 1939 Big Spring Barons in his best year in terms of raw stats. He managed in the minor leagues from 1951-1960, usually as a player-manager. Capps also scouted for the Chicago Cubs for well over 20 years.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1951||Sherman-Denison Twins||Big State League||79-68||3rd||none||Lost League Finals|
|1952||Tyler East Texans||Big State League||84-63||2nd||none||League Champs|
|1953||Tyler East Texans||Big State League||81-63||2nd||none||Lost League Finals|
|1954||Corpus Christi Clippers||Big State League||87-60||3rd||Milwaukee Braves||Lost League Finals|
|1955||Midland Indians||Longhorn League||67-72||5th||none|
|1956||Phoenix Stars||Arizona-Mexico League||70-59||4th||Baltimore Orioles|
|1957||Aberdeen Pheasants||Northern League||22-34||--||Baltimore Orioles||--||replaced by Barney Lutz (29-36) July 1|
|Paris Orioles||Sooner State League||44-27||1st||Baltimore Orioles||Lost League Finals||replaced Barney Lutz (30-24) on July 1|
|1958||Pocatello Athletics||Pioneer League||70-63||3rd||Kansas City Athletics|
|1959||Sioux City Soos||Three-I League||58-68||5th (t)||Kansas City Athletics|
|1960||Visalia Athletics||California League||26-39||--||Kansas City Athletics||--||replaced by Art Mazmanian June 27|