Ernest Lafayette Jenkins (Lefty)
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 8", Weight 160 lb.
Lefthander Ernie "Lefty" Jenkins pitched in the minor leagues from 1930 to 1941, with one appearance in 1946. In 1935 with the Bassett Furnituremakers, he went 21-9 in 44 appearances - he went 77-51 overall.
As a manager, Jenkins had a very successful run in the New York Yankees chain from 1935 to 1939.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1935||Bassett Furnituremakers||Bi-State League||68-47||3rd||New York Yankees||Lost League Finals|
|1936||Bassett Furnituremakers||Bi-State League||74-43||1st||New York Yankees||League Champs|
|1937||Butler Yankees||Pennsylvania State Association||62-35||1st||New York Yankees||League Champs|
|1938||Butler Yankees||Pennsylvania State Association||55-43||1st||New York Yankees||League Champs|
|1939||Augusta Tigers||South Atlantic League||83-56||2nd||New York Yankees||League Champs|
|1940||Utica Braves||Canadian-American League||69-56||4th||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1941||Augusta Tigers||South Atlantic League||--||Detroit Tigers||--||replaced by Alton Biggs July 6|
|1947||Augusta Tigers||South Atlantic League||--||New York Yankees||--|| replaced Dibrell Williams May 28 |
Replaced by Carl Cooper July 26
|1948||Augusta Tigers||South Atlantic League||7th||New York Yankees||replaced Mike Garbark June 24|
|1950||St. Augustine Saints||Florida State League||--||none||--||replaced by Lyle Judy June 9|