Kenneth Joseph Silvestri
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 200 lb.
- School Purdue University
- High School Carl Schurz High School
- Debut April 18, 1939
- Final Game July 31, 1951
- Born May 3, 1916 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died March 31, 1992 in Tallahassee, FL USA
A native Chicagoan, catcher Ken Silvestri made his big league debut with the Chicago White Sox in 1939. He managed to survive parts of eight seasons in the major leagues despite a no-hit tag and a .217 career batting average. He served in the U.S. Army from December 1941 to November 1945.
After his playing career ended, Silvestri managed in the minors in the New York Yankees organization from 1955 to 1958. He was a coach with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1959 and 1960 and the Louisville Colonels in 1961-1962. He was then a coach with the Milwaukee Braves/Atlanta Braves (1963-1975), and served as interim manager for the Braves in 1967. Silvestri was also a coach for the Chicago White Sox in 1976 and 1982.
|Atlanta Braves Manager
Year-by-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1955||Winston-Salem Twins||Carolina League||46-53||--||New York Yankees||replaced by Aaron Robinson (19-20) August 1|
|Owensboro Oilers||KITTY League||10-14||3rd||New York Yankees||none||replaced Walter Lance (43-42) August 4|
|1956||St. Petersburg Saints||Florida State League||59-81||6th||New York Yankees|
|1957||Alexandria Aces||Evangeline League||68-43||1st||New York Yankees||none League Champs|
|1958||Fargo-Moorhead Twins||Northern League||72-51||2nd||New York Yankees||League Champs|