George Myatt

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George Edward Myatt
(Mercury, Stud, or Foghorn)

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Biographical Information[edit]

George Myatt made the most of his chance during World War II, playing as a regular in 1944 and 1945 for the Washington Senators, mostly at second base. He hit .284 in 1944 and .296 in 1945, stealing 56 bases during the two seasons.

He was with the minor league San Diego Padres in 1936 and 1937. He was a teammate of Ted Williams there. The story is that Eddie Collins was sent to scout Myatt, but liked Williams so much that he recommended Williams instead.

He reached the majors in 1938, hitting .306 in 170 at-bats with the New York Giants, playing some shortstop and third base. However, he didn't have much chance of displacing either third baseman Mel Ott or shortstop Rowdy Richard Bartell. He was up briefly in 1939, and then again in 1943 before becoming a regular in 1944 and 1945. In 1946 and 1947 he again played very little.

He was interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for one game in 1968 after the firing of Gene Mauch, and then for a longer stretch in 1969 after taking over for Bob Skinner. He was a major league coach from 1950 to 1972, aside from those two stints, for six teams.

Preceded by
Bob Skinner
Philadelphia Phillies Manager
Succeeded by
Frank Lucchesi

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1948 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 58-96 8th Washington Senators
1949 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 22-29 -- Washington Senators replaced by Fred Walters June 9
Orlando Senators Florida State League 32-48 7th Washington Senators replaced Walter Zuromski on June 12
1968 Philadelphia Phillies National League 1-0 -- Philadelphia Phillies replaced Gene Mauch (27-27) on June 15 /
replaced by Bob Skinner on June 16
1969 Philadelphia Phillies National League 19-35 5th Philadelphia Phillies replaced Bob Skinner (44-64) on August 8

Further Reading[edit]

  • John F., Green: "George Myatt", in Mel Marmer and Bill Nowlin, eds.: The Year of Blue Snow: The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 257-261. ISBN 978-1-933599-51-9

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