Nick Cullop (culloni02)

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Henry Nicholas Cullop
(Tomato Face)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Nick Cullop played in the majors from 1926 to 1931 but perhaps is more noted for his 23 years in the minors, where he hit .312 with 420 home runs. He is 2nd all-time in RBI in the minor leagues with 1857.

Cullop was already an established minor league star by the time he came to the majors. In 1924, for example, he had hit 40 home runs for Omaha. In 1930 he hit 54 home runs for Minneapolis.

Nick didn't get much playing time during his five seasons in the majors except in his last year, 1931, when he had 334 at-bats for the Cincinnati Reds. He hit .263 for a team which hit .269. He was eight years younger than 38-year-old Edd Roush, who hit .271 that year.

Cullop originally broke into the majors for two games with the New York Yankees in 1926, but did not appear in the 1926 World Series with them.

He was also a pitcher in his early years in the minors, winning 49 games before giving up pitching.

He stopped playing after 1944 but continued to manage, with 18 years total in the minors. He managed at Milwaukee from 1945 to 1949. He was named the Sporting News Minor League Manager of the Year in 1943 and 1947.

He is not to be confused with an earlier Nick Cullop, who played for some of the same major league teams around a decade earlier.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1941 Asheville Tourists Piedmont League 64-76 7th St. Louis Cardinals
1942 Pocatello Cardinals Pioneer League 72-46 1st St. Louis Cardinals League Champs
1943 Columbus Red Birds American Association 84-67 3rd St. Louis Cardinals League Champs
1944 Columbus Red Birds American Association 86-67 5th St. Louis Cardinals
1945 Milwaukee Brewers (AA) American Association 93-61 1st none Lost in 1st round
1946 Milwaukee Brewers (AA) American Association 70-78 5th Chicago White Sox
1947 Milwaukee Brewers (AA) American Association 79-75 3rd Boston Braves League Champs
1948 Milwaukee Brewers (AA) American Association 89-65 2nd Boston Braves Lost in 1st round
1949 Milwaukee Brewers (AA) American Association 76-76 3rd Boston Braves Lost League Finals
1950 Baltimore Orioles (IL) International League 85-68 3rd St. Louis Browns League Champs
1951 Baltimore Orioles (IL) International League 69-82 6th Philadelphia Phillies
1952 Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League 7-17 -- none -- replaced by Bob Harmon (2-13) on June 1
1954 Macon Peaches South Atlantic League 78-61 3rd Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round
1955 Columbus Jets International League 64-89 7th Kansas City Athletics
1956 Columbus Jets International League 69-84 7th Kansas City Athletics
1957 Albuquerque Dukes Western League 38-50 -- none -- replaced by Ron Shoop (2-3) on July 18
1959 Lancaster Red Roses Eastern League 57-83 7th Chicago Cubs
Totals 17 Seasons 1,180-1,145 4 League Championships

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