Bob Coleman

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Robert Hunter Coleman

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Following his playing career, Bob Coleman managed in the minor leagues for 35 seasons between 1919 and 1957. He retired with the most victories (2,496) of any minor league manager in history, before being passed by Stan Wasiak (2,530). He was also a big league coach with the Boston Red Sox in 1926 and 1928 and the Detroit Tigers in 1932. He started the 1943 season as the interim replacement for Casey Stengel as manager of the Boston Braves, then finished the year as a coach following Stengel's return, and then taking over the reins full time in 1944 and 1945.

Coleman also worked at a defense plant during World War II. He was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.


Preceded by
Casey Stengel
Boston Braves Manager
1943
Succeeded by
Casey Stengel
Preceded by
Casey Stengel
Boston Braves Manager
1944-1945
Succeeded by
Del Bissonette

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1919 Mobile Bears Southern Association 67-69 4th none
1920 Mobile Bears Southern Association 68-86 6th none
1921 Terre Haute Tots Three-I League 70-65 3rd none
1922 Terre Haute Tots Three-I League 85-51 1st none League Champs
1923 San Antonio Bears Texas League 81-68 2nd none
1924 San Antonio Bears Texas League 75-75 5th none
1925 San Antonio Bears Texas League 81-64 4th none
1927 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League 79-68 3rd none
1928 Evansville Hubs Three-I League 62-68 5th Detroit Tigers
1929 Evansville Hubs Three-I League 79-57 3rd Detroit Tigers none
1930 Evansville Hubs Three-I League 79-55 1st Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
1931 Evansville Hubs Three-I League 67-58 3rd Detroit Tigers
1932 Decatur Commodores Three-I League 24-43 6th Detroit Tigers League disbanded July 15
1933 Beaumont Exporters Texas League 73-79 5th Detroit Tigers
1934 St. Paul Saints American Association 67-84 7th none
1935 Springfield Senators Three-I League 74-45 2nd Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
1936 San Antonio Missions Texas League 73-77 6th St. Louis Browns
1937 Scranton Miners New York-Penn League 63-75 6th Boston Braves
1938 Evansville Bees Three-I League 77-47 1st Boston Braves Lost in 1st round
1939 Evansville Bees Three-I League 73-48 2nd Boston Braves Lost in 1st round
1940 Evansville Bees Three-I League 68-55 4th Boston Braves Lost in 1st round
1941 Evansville Bees Three-I League 80-45 1st Boston Braves Lost in 1st round
1942 Evansville Bees Three-I League 65-54 3rd Boston Braves Lost in 1st round
1943 Boston Braves National League 21-25 -- Boston Braves replaced by Casey Stengel (47-60) on June 18
1944 Boston Braves National League 65-89 6th Boston Braves
1945 Boston Braves National League 42-51 -- Boston Braves replaced by Del Bissonette (25-34)
1946 Evansville Braves Three-I League 68-51 3rd Boston Braves League Champs
1947 Evansville Braves Three-I League 70-55 5th Boston Braves
1948 Evansville Braves Three-I League 67-54 3rd Boston Braves League Champs
1949 Evansville Braves Three-I League 74-51 1st Boston Braves Lost League Finals
1950 Milwaukee Brewers American Association 68-85 6th Boston Braves
1951 Evansville Braves Three-I League 69-60 2nd Boston Braves Lost in 1st round
1952 Evansville Braves Three-I League 74-47 1st Boston Braves Lost League Finals
1953 Evansville Braves Three-I League 70-59 3rd Milwaukee Braves Lost League Finals
1954 Evansville Braves Three-I League 81-54 1st Milwaukee Braves Lost in 1st round
1955 Evansville Braves Three-I League 60-66 5th Milwaukee Braves
1956 Evansville Braves Three-I League 84-36 1st Milwaukee Braves none League Champs
1957 Evansville Braves Three-I League 81-49 1st Milwaukee Braves none League Champs

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