Richard Joseph Tracewski
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 167 lb.
- High School Archbald High School
- Debut April 12, 1962
- Final Game September 27, 1969
- Born February 3, 1935 in Eynon, PA USA
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.
|Detroit Tigers Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|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
- 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