Robert Boden Scheffing
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 189 lb.
- High School Ritenour High School
- Debut April 26, 1941
- Final Game September 11, 1951
- Born August 11, 1913 in Overland, MO USA
- Died October 26, 1985 in Phoenix, AZ USA
Catcher Bob Scheffing played eight years in the majors, mostly with the Chicago Cubs, and missed three years while serving in World War II, entering the Navy in October 1942 and being discharged in November 1945. As a result, he missed the Cubs' appearance in the 1945 World Series.
After his playing career ended, he was a St. Louis Browns coach in 1952 and 1953 and a member of the Cubs staff in 1954 and 1955. After managing the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1956, he was the Cubs' skipper from 1957 to 1959. He then returned to coaching as a member of the Milwaukee Braves staff in 1960. He took the helm of the Detroit Tigers in 1961. He led the club through 1963 and is the only manager in major league history to have led a team to 100 wins in a season (the 1961 Tigers) without ever having finished first.
Scheffing was a scout for the New York Mets in 1963 and Detroit Tigers in 1965. He moved from the dugout to the press box in 1964 as a Tigers radio and television broadcaster alongside Ernie Harwell. Scheffing re-joined the Mets in 1965 as director of player development, and was General Manager of the team from 1970 until his retirement in 1974.
- 100 Wins Seasons as Manager: 1 (1961)
|Chicago Cubs Manager
|Detroit Tigers Manager
|New York Mets General Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1939||Washington Red Birds||Pennsylvania State Association||64-45||2nd||St. Louis Cardinals||League Champs|
|1955||Los Angeles Angels||Pacific Coast League||66-56||4th (t)||Chicago Cubs||replaced Jack Warner (0-2) on May 25|
|1956||Los Angeles Angels||Pacific Coast League||107-61||1st||Chicago Cubs||none League Champs|
|1957||Chicago Cubs||National League||62-92||8th||Chicago Cubs|
|1958||Chicago Cubs||National League||72-82||6th||Chicago Cubs|
|1959||Chicago Cubs||National League||74-80||6th||Chicago Cubs|
|1961||Detroit Tigers||American League||101-61||2nd||Detroit Tigers|
|1962||Detroit Tigers||American League||85-76||4th||Detroit Tigers|
|1963||Detroit Tigers||American League||24-36||--||Detroit Tigers||replaced by Chuck Dressen on June 18|
Also managed the Mets franchise in the 1966 Florida Instructional League.