Donald John Bacon
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 160 lb.
- School Oklahoma A&M
- High School Sapulpa High School
- Born June 28, 1935 in Oklahoma City, OK USA
During his senior year at Sapulpa High School, Don Bacon won all-state honors. While at college, he played both baseball and basketball.
Bacon was an infielder, playing from 1955 to 1958 and from 1961 to 1964 in the Chicago White Sox farm system. Despite collecting over 100 hits in a season five times, Bacon never collected more than 24 extra base hits in a single year. Overall, he played in 790 minor league games, collecting 704 hits. He batted .262.
He won the Manager of the Year award in 1963 and was the youngest manager in the White Sox system during his time as minor league manager.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1963||Clinton C-Sox||Midwest League||83-41||1st||Chicago White Sox||none League Champs|
|1964||Clinton C-Sox||Midwest League||2nd||Chicago White Sox|| replaced by Hugh Mulcahy July 28,|
then replaced Mulcahy August 12
|1965||Sarasota Sun Sox||Florida State League||85-53||2nd||Chicago White Sox||none|
|1966||Deerfield Beach Sun Sox/Winter Haven Sun Sox||Florida State League||--||Chicago White Sox||--||replaced by Bruce Andrew August 5|