Bill Coughlin

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1903 E107 Breisch Williams

William Paul Coughlin
(Scranton Bill)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 140 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Coughlin was a third baseman in the majors for ten years. He appeared in the 1907 World Series and the 1908 World Series with the Detroit Tigers. In his best year with the bat, he hit .301 with 27 doubles for the 1902 Washington Senators. Bill was a regular for nine of his ten seasons. He also played eleven seasons in the minors, starting at age 17 and finishing up at age 35.

After his major league career, Coughlin managed in the minor leagues from 1909 to 1917 (player/manager until 1914), and was the head coach at Lafayette College from 1920 to 1943.

He umpired five American League game in 1904.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1909 Williamsport Millionaires Tri-State League 61-53 3rd none none
1910 Williamsport Millionaires Tri-State League 60-50 3rd none none
1912 Allentown Tri-State League 65-47 2nd none none
1913 Allentown Tri-State League 59-52 2nd none none
1914 Scranton Miners New York State League none none replaced John Kelly
1915 Scranton Miners New York State League 68-55 4th none none
1916 Scranton Miners New York State League 67-52 2nd none none
1917 Scranton Miners New York State League -- none -- replaced by Jack Connors

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