Don Bacon

From BR Bullpen

Donald John Bacon

BR Minors page

Biographical information[edit]

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[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
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