Frank Carswell

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Biographical Information[edit]

Frank Carswell played basketball in the NBL, a predecessor of the NBA.

Carswell led the 1949 Big State League with 229 hits and 145 RBI. In 1950, he led the Big State with 51 2B and a .400 BA. In 1952, he missed the triple crown in the International League by 12 RBI, leading the league with 30 HR and a .344 Avg.

When he came to the majors as a 33-year-old rookie with the Detroit Tigers in 1953, he posted a .389 on-base percentage in his 15 at-bats.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1957 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 1-10 -- Chicago Cubs -- replaced Bill Sweeney (1-5) on April 17
replaced by Bill Posedel (58-93) on April 29
1958 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 59-66 7th Detroit Tigers
1959 Montgomery Rebels Alabama-Florida League 77-42 1st Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1960 Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League 70-51 2nd Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
1961 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League 75-64 2nd Detroit Tigers none
1962 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League 86-54 2nd Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
1963 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League 27-28 -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced by Frank Lary (1-1) on June 18
Syracuse Chiefs International League 44-43 3rd Detroit Tigers replaced Bob Swift (36-27) on June 19
1964 Syracuse Chiefs International League 88-66 2nd Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
1965 Syracuse Chiefs International League 74-73 4th Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1966 Syracuse Chiefs International League 54-96 8th Detroit Tigers
1967 Montgomery Rebels Southern League 80-58 2nd Detroit Tigers none
1968 Montgomery Rebels Southern League 80-57 2nd Detroit Tigers none
1969 Montgomery Rebels Southern League 62-73 5th Detroit Tigers none
1970 Toledo Mud Hens International League 51-89 8th Detroit Tigers
Totals 14 Seasons 928-870

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