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Dick Tracewski

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Richard Joseph Tracewski
(Trixie)

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Biographical Information[edit]

A very poor hitter and a slick fielder, Dick "Trixie" Tracewski survived 8 major league seasons. After retiring, he managed the Lakeland Tigers in 1970 and the Montgomery Rebels in 1971. He then returned to the Detroit Tigers as a coach for the next 24 years, managing two games in 1979 in an interim capacity.

Tracewski signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953, but did not make his major league debut until 1962, by which time the team had moved to Los Angeles, missing the 1958-1959 seasons due to military service. Playing for the Pueblo Dodgers in 1957, Tracewski led the Class A Western League with 14 triples.

Notable Achievements[edit]


Preceded by
Les Moss
Detroit Tigers Manager
1979
Succeeded by
Sparky Anderson

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1970 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 69-62 5th Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1971 Montgomery Rebels Southern League 73-69 3rd Detroit Tigers
1979 Detroit Tigers American League 2-0 -- Detroit Tigers replaced Les Moss (27-26) on June 12
replaced by Sparky Anderson on June 14

Further Reading[edit]

  • Peter M. Levine: "Dick Tracewski", in Mark Pattison and David Raglin, ed.: Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!, SABR Publications, Phoenix, AZ, 2012, pp. 203-206. ISBN 1933599448

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