Jack Onslow

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John James Onslow

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tiger Jack Onslow pushes wheelbarrow containing Ossie Vitt, 3/20/1912

After his playing career, Jack Onslow managed the Richmond Colts in 1924. He was a coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1925-1926, the Washington Senators in 1927, the St. Louis Cardinals in 1928, and the Philadelphia Phillies in 1931-1932. He returned to Richmond as manager in 1933, then coached for the Boston Red Sox in 1934. Onslow managed the Hartford Bees in 1940-1941, the Waterloo White Hawks in 1947 (replacing Johnny Mostil) and the Memphis Chicks in 1948.

In 1949 Onslow was named manager of the Chicago White Sox. At 60, he was one of the oldest first-time managers. After an 8-22 start in 1950, Onslow was fired and replaced by Red Corriden. Onslow managed the Chattanooga Lookouts in 1951 and was then a scout for the Boston Red Sox from 1952 until his death.

He is the brother of Eddie Onslow

Preceded by
Ted Lyons
Chicago White Sox Manager
Succeeded by
Red Corriden

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1924 Richmond Colts Virginia League 76-59 1st none League Champs
1933 Richmond Colts Piedmont League 73-68 3rd none
1940 Hartford Bees Eastern League 72-66 3rd Boston Bees Lost League Finals
1941 Hartford Bees Eastern League 28-53 -- Boston Bees Replaced by Don Manno
1947 Waterloo White Hawks Three-I League 51-28 3rd (t) Chicago White Sox League Champs Replaced Johnny Mostil (20-27)
1948 Memphis Chicks Southern Association 92-61 2nd Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
1949 Chicago White Sox American League 63-91 6th Chicago White Sox
1950 Chicago White Sox American League 8-22 -- Chicago White Sox Replaced by Red Corriden on May 27
1951 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 62-91 8th Washington Senators

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