Joe Mathes

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Joseph John Mathes

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Joe Mathes was up in the majors in 1912, 1914, and 1916, each time in a different league. Most of his at-bats were in the Federal League in 1914. As a 20-year-old rookie with Connie Mack's 1912 Athletics, he was one year younger than Stuffy McInnis and a couple years older than Herb Pennock.

After his major league days he managed for about a decade, and The Memoirs of Bing Devine says he ran the Cardinals minor league operations as well.

Mathes spent more than 40 years as a scout for the St. Louis Cardinals ( -1976), for whom he found Red Schoendienst. He also scouted briefly for the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs (1977-1978).

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1919 Beaumont Oilers Texas League 24-15 4th replaced John McCloskey (55-56)
1920 Beaumont Exporters Texas League 81-70 4th none
1922 Beaumont Exporters Texas League 65-88 6th none
1924 St. Joseph Saints Western League 86-79 3rd none
1925 Des Moines Demons Western League 98-70 1st none League Champs
1926 Houston Buffaloes Texas League 75-80 6th none
1927 Houston Buffaloes Texas League 85-70 3rd none
1928 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 67-85 6th
1929 Springfield Midgets Western Association 71-77 3rd
1934 Springfield Red Birds Central League 14-12 2nd league disbanded June 10
Elmira Red Wings New York-Penn League 6th replaced Ira Smith on June 26
1940 Decatur Commodores Three-I League 2-1 -- -- replaced Tony Kaufmann (24-22) on June 26
replaced by Boyce Morrow (2-7) on June 29

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