Moose Stubing

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Lawrence George Stubing

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Biographical Information[edit]

Moose Stubing holds a unique baseball distinction in that, though he was both a major league player and manager, he never collected a big league hit, nor did he win a game as manager.

Stubing grew up in New York City and bypassed a football scholarship to Penn State to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He later moved on the San Francisco Giants organization and hit 62 home runs for the El Paso Sun Kings over the 1963 and 1964 seasons. He reached the majors with the California Angels in August 1967, and went 0-for-5 with 4 strikeouts in 5 pinch-hitting appearances in his only taste of big league ball. He returned to the minors and played several more seasons with El Paso. During his career, he hit 138 homers in the Texas League.

Following his playing days, Stubing was an Angels scout in 1971 and 1972, and he managed in their organization from 1976 to 1984. He led the El Paso Diablos to the 1978 Texas League championship, and was the Pacific Coast League manager of the year in 1982 with the Spokane Indians. He was major league third base coach for the Angels from 1985 to 1990. After Cookie Rojas was fired as the California manager in 1988, Stubing was the club's interim skipper for the season's final eight games, all of which they lost.

In 2008, Stubing was special assistant to the General Manager of the Washington Nationals. He was one of three special assistants, with the other two being Barry Larkin and Jose Rijo. He died in 2018 at age 79.

Preceded by
Cookie Rojas
California Angels Manager
Succeeded by
Doug Rader

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1973 El Paso Sun Kings Texas League California Angels replaced Norm Sherry
1976 Quad Cities Angels Midwest League 72-59 3rd California Angels Lost League Finals
1977 Salinas Angels California League 79-61 3rd California Angels Lost League Finals
1978 El Paso Diablos Texas League 80-55 1st California Angels League Champs
1979 El Paso Diablos Texas League 61-75 6th California Angels
1980 Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League 77-65 4th California Angels
1981 Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League 63-71 6th California Angels
1982 Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League 78-65 3rd California Angels Lost League Finals
1983 Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League 75-67 3rd California Angels Lost in 1st round
1984 Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League 69-73 7th California Angels
1988 California Angels American League 0-8 4th California Angels replaced Cookie Rojas (75-79) on September 23

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