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George Edward Sobek (Chips)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lbs.
- School University of Notre Dame
George Sobek was an All-American basketball player at Notre Dame. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he played briefly in the NBA.
Sobek played three years in the minor leagues. With the 1946 Superior Blues, he led Northern League second basemen in fielding percentage (.964), double plays (61), putouts (353) and assists (322). He hit .308/~.368/.371. In 1948, he hit .297 for the Hot Springs Bathers and had a cup of coffee with the Waterloo White Hawks. In 1949, he hit .244 for Superior to conclude his playing career.
Sobek was later a Chicago White Sox scout from 1950 to 1984, signing Denny McLain (most notably), Steve Trout, and Mike Squires. He also managed several seasons in the Sox organization. He also scouted for the San Francisco Giants from 1985 to 1988.
Sobek also was a longtime college basketball referee, notably for the Big Ten Conference. He was an official in at least one small college championship contest.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1948||Hot Springs Bathers||Cotton States League||3rd||Chicago White Sox||League Champs||replaced Joe Holden June 4|
|1949||Superior Blues||Northern League||64-62||4th||Chicago White Sox||Lost in 1st round|
|1958||Duluth-Superior White Sox||Northern League||27-34||6th||Chicago White Sox||replaced Johnny Mostil (2-0) on July 7|
|1961||Idaho Falls Russets||Pioneer League||3rd||Chicago White Sox||replaced Herman Reich|
|1962||Harlan Smokies||Appalachian League||24-45||6th||Chicago White Sox||none||shared managerial duties with Lamar North|
|1963||Eugene Emeralds||Northwest League||6th||Chicago White Sox||replaced George Noga July 14|