Denny Sommers

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Dennis James Sommers

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 205 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Denny Sommers played in the San Francisco Giants chain from 1958 to 1966. He then managed in the minors from 1966 to 1976.

Sommers was a New York Mets coach in 1977 and 1978 and managed in the Detroit Tigers chain in 1979. He was a member of the Cleveland Indians staff from 1980 to 1985 and was with the San Diego Padres from 1988 to 1990. In 1992 he was a Special Assistant, Baseball Operations to the GM for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1966 Lexington (NC) Giants Western Carolinas League 15-28 8th San Francisco Giants none replaced Alex Cosmidis (22-58) July 8
1967 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 62-58 4th San Francisco Giants
1968 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 69-48 1st San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals
1969 Fresno Giants California League 72-68 3rd San Francisco Giants
1970 Fresno Giants California League 71-68 5th San Francisco Giants
1971 Fresno Giants California League 70-70 3rd (t) San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals
1972 Amarillo Giants Texas League 71-68 4th San Francisco Giants
1973 Amarillo Giants Texas League 64-75 7th San Francisco Giants
1974 Amarillo Giants Texas League 69-62 4th San Francisco Giants
1975 Lafayette Drillers Texas League 72-57 3rd San Francisco Giants Co-Champs
1976 Midland Cubs Texas League 62-74 6th Chicago Cubs
1979 Montgomery Rebels Southern League 62-81 6th Detroit Tigers

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