Buster Chatham

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Charles Lorenzo Chatham

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Biographical Information[edit]

Buster Chatham managed minor league teams in three different seasons. While still a player, he was the manager, for the first part of the 1942 season, of the Pensacola Pilots in the Southeastern League. He then managed the Waco Pirates in the 1948, their first season as a Pittsburgh Pirates farm team. He returned to the helm of the Waco franchise at the beginning of 1953. A tornado destroyed the team's ballpark early in the season and the team finished out the season in Longview, TX.

After his managerial stints, Chatham worked as a scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1958-1963), San Francisco Giants (1965), Detroit Tigers (1966-1972), and Texas Rangers (1975).

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1942 Pensacola Pilots Southeastern League -- -- replaced by Jake Baker
1948 Waco Pirates Big State League 82-64 3rd Lost in 1st round
1953 Waco Pirates / Longview Pirates Big State League 77-68 4th

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