Dutch Prather

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Murl Argus Prather

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Dutch Prather played in the minors from 1927 to 1951, winning two HR crowns and two RBI titles. Prather led the 1932 New York-Penn League with 104 RBI, the 1933 Southern Association with 23 HR, the 1936 Western League with 22 HR and 102 Runs, and the 1941 West Texas-New Mexico League with 142 RBI.

He was a player manager from 1947 to 1949 and 1951, and a manager in 1950 in the Sooner State League.

After retiring from playing, Prather umpired in the West Texas-New Mexico League (1953), Evangeline League (1955-1956), California League (1957), and Sooner State League (1957).

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1941 Pampa Oilers West Texas-New Mexico League -- none -- replaced by Sammy Hale
1946 Tyler Trojans East Texas League 5-8 3rd none Lost in 1st round replaced Doug Taitt (71-55) on August 29
1947 Ardmore Indians Sooner State League 72-67 4th Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
1948 Pauls Valley Raiders Sooner State League -- none -- replaced by Jinx Poindexter
1949 Ardmore Indians Sooner State League -- none -- replaced by James Skidgel July 27
1950 Duncan Uttmen/Shawnee Hawks Sooner State League -- none -- replaced Hosea Pfeiffer July 27
replaced by Kelly Wingo August 23
1951 Seminole Ironmen Sooner State League 8th none replaced Charles Stumborg May 25