Jim Pankovits

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James Franklin Pankovits

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Biographical Information[edit]

In 1990, Jim Pankovits played for the San Bernardino Pride of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He played in 25 games and was batting .266 with one home run and 10 RBI when the league folded.

After his playing career, Pankovits was a minor league manager in the Boston Red Sox (1992-1994) and Houston Astros (1995-1999) organizations. He was then the Astros minor league infield coordinator, then minor league defense coordinator through 2005. In 2006 he became the manager of the Salem Avalanche. Pankovits was the Seattle Mariners' minor league infield coordinator in 2014-2016 and a coach for the Modesto Nuts in 2017.

Pankovits was 1 for 3 as the cleanup man for Richmond, VA in the finale of the 1968 Little League World Series; the US lost to Japan, 1-0.

His father Vince Pankovits was a minor league player and manager.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1992 New Britain Red Sox Eastern League 58-82 8th Boston Red Sox
1993 New Britain Red Sox Eastern League 52-88 8th Boston Red Sox
1994 New Britain Red Sox Eastern League 59-81 5th Boston Red Sox
1995 Quad City River Bandits Midwest League 76-61 2nd Houston Astros Lost in 2nd round
1996 Quad City River Bandits Midwest League 70-61 4th Houston Astros Lost in 2nd round
1998 Jackson Generals Texas League 70-70 4th Houston Astros
1999 Jackson Generals Texas League 68-72 5th Houston Astros
2006 Salem Avalanche Carolina League 76-61 2nd Houston Astros Lost in 1st round
2007 Salem Avalanche Carolina League 79-60 2nd Houston Astros Lost League Finals
2008 Salem Avalanche Carolina League 56-84 8th Houston Astros
2009 Tri-City ValleyCats New York-Penn League 27-48 13th Houston Astros
2010 Tri-City ValleyCats New York-Penn League 38-36 6th Houston Astros League Champs
2011 Jackson Generals Southern League 68-72 6th Seattle Mariners
2012 Jackson Generals Southern League 79-61 1st Seattle Mariners Lost League Finals
2013 Jackson Generals Southern League 62-73 7th Seattle Mariners
2018 Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York-Penn League 42-33 2nd Cleveland Indians Lost in 1st round
2019 Lynchburg Hillcats California League Cleveland Indians

Related Sites[edit]

  • Venezuelan League Statistics [1]