Frank Matthews (minors01)

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Frank E. Matthews

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Biographical Information[edit]

Frank Matthews was a minor league infielder. He debuted in 1911 with the Champaign-Urbana Velvets, hitting .229. In 1913, he hit .218 and slugged .345 as a backup shortstop behind Jack Coffey for the Denver Bears. The next year, he played for both Denver (.295, .410 SLG in 20 G) and the Evansville River Rats (.273, .323 SLG in 131 G). He laid down 66 sacrifice hits for the River Rats, the all-time Central League record. He was with the same two clubs in 1915, hitting .235/?/.316 for Evansville (79 G) and .258/?/.299 for Denver (28 G). He was Evansville's second baseman full-time in 1916 (the team was now known as the Evansville Evas), hitting .237. He improved to .269 with the 1917 River Rats to end his playing career.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs
1920 Charleston Palmettos South Atlantic League -- replaced by Ezra Midkiff
1921 Pittsburg Pirates Southwestern League 64-80 3rd none
1923 Coffeyville Refiners Southwestern League 73-61 3rd League Champs
1924 Bartlesville Bearcats/Ardmore Bearcats Western Association -- -- replaced by Ted Waring May 10
1925 Mexia Gushers Texas Association 76-57 2nd none
1926 Mexia Gushers Texas Association 63-62 3rd
1927 Laurel Lumberjacks Cotton States League -- -- replaced by Buck Stapleton May 21
1934 Fayetteville Educators Arkansas State League 4th replaced Fred Hawn July 31
1949 McAllen Giants Rio Grande Valley League -- -- replaced by Philip Kuykendall July 11

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