Franklin Ray Funk
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.
- School Shepherd College, American University
- High School Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
- Debut September 3, 1960
- Final Game September 22, 1963
- Born August 30, 1935 in Washington, DC USA
Frank Funk is best remembered for his 1961 season with the Cleveland Indians, when he won 11 games, lost 11 games, and had 11 saves. He pitched four years in the big leagues, and his ERA was well below the league ERA each year. All his appearances were as a reliever.
Funk later became a minor league manager and major league coach. He managed the Decatur Commodores from 1969 to 1971 and the Fresno Giants in 1972 and 1973. He was a San Francisco Giants coach in 1976 and a coach for the Peninsula Pilots in 1980. Funk spent two stints on the Seattle Mariners big league staff, from 1980 to 1981 and again in 1983 and 1984. After serving as skipper of the Eugene Emeralds in 1985, he was pitching coach of the Omaha Royals in 1986-1987, stepping in to replace managers both years. He was a Kansas City Royals coach from 1988 to 1990. After leaving the Royals, he managed the Cedar Rapids Reds in 1991. He was pitching coach of the Nashville Sounds in 1992 and Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 1993-1995. Funk spent three years as the Colorado Rockies Pitching Coach, from 1996 to 1998.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1969||Decatur Commodores||Midwest League||53-66||5th||San Francisco Giants||none|
|1970||Decatur Commodores||Midwest League||63-56||3rd||San Francisco Giants|
|1971||Decatur Commodores||Midwest League||54-70||8th||San Francisco Giants|
|1972||Fresno Giants||California League||74-64||4th||San Francisco Giants|
|1973||Fresno Giants||California League||69-71||6th||San Francisco Giants|
|1985||Eugene Emeralds||Northwest League||40-34||1st (t)||Kansas City Royals||Lost League Finals|
|1986||Omaha Royals||American Association||32-34||4th||Kansas City Royals||replaced John Boles (40-36) on June 25|
|1987||Omaha Royals||American Association||7th||Kansas City Royals||replaced John Wathan on August 27|
|1991||Cedar Rapids Reds||Midwest League||66-74||10th||Cincinnati Reds|