Ellis Ferguson Deal
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 185 lb.
- School Oklahoma City University
- High School Central High School (Oklahoma City)
- Debut September 11, 1947
- Final Game September 9, 1954
- Born January 23, 1923 in Arapaho, OK USA
- Died May 21, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK USA
Pitcher Cot Deal played four seasons in the majors with the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. He also pitched for eight years with the Rochester Red Wings, winning 61 games during that time. He went on to manage the club for a time before becoming a big league coach.
Deal was a member of the Cincinnati Reds staff in 1959 and 1960 before spending 1961 as the skipper of the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association. He was a coach with the expansion Houston Colt .45s from 1962 to 1964 and with the New York Yankees in 1965. The following season, 1966, he began a two-year stint with the Kansas City Athletics. In 1970 and 1971, Deal was a member of the Cleveland Indians staff, and he spent 1973 and 1974 with the Detroit Tigers. His last big league coaching position was with the Houston Astros from 1983 to 1985. He also coached in the minor leagues, including the Columbus Clippers in 1978 and Oklahoma City 89ers in 1979-1982.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1957||Rochester Red Wings||International League||74-80||5th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1958||Rochester Red Wings||International League||77-75||3rd||St. Louis Cardinals||Lost in 1st round|
|1959||Rochester Red Wings||International League||53-59||--||St. Louis Cardinals||--||Replaced by Bob Keegan (0-2)|
|1961||Indianapolis Indians||American Association||86-64||1st||Cincinnati Reds||Lost in 1st round|
|1968||Oklahoma City 89ers||Pacific Coast League||61-84||11th||Houston Astros|
|1969||Oklahoma City 89ers||American Association||62-78||4th (t)||Houston Astros|
|1973||Toledo Mud Hens||International League||24-24||7th||Detroit Tigers||Replaced Johnny Lipon (41-57)|
|1982||Oklahoma City 89ers||American Association||--||Philadelphia Phillies||--||Replaced Ron Clark / Replaced by Tony Taylor|