Yam Yaryan

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Clarence Everett Yaryan

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Yam Yaryan had a long minor league career (1917-1940) and played two seasons in the majors. In 1921 he hit .304 with the 1921 White Sox. From 1926-30 with the Birmingham Barons he never hit less than .330. Yaryan was out of baseball in 1933-1935, then returned as a player/manager in 1936. As a 46 year old catcher in 1939, Yaryan hit .302 in the class-B Southeastern League. He then hit .302 at 47 in the class D Alabama State League in 1940. Overall, he hit .315 with 213 home runs in twenty seasons in the minor leagues.

Yaryan was one of the first, if not the first, player to hit 200 or more home runs in a professional career.

After leaving baseball he was a salesman.

  • HR Titles
1919 Western League 12
1920 Western League 41
1926 Southern Association 20
1932 Eastern League 18

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1936 Andalusia Reds Alabama-Florida League 6th none replaced Bill Koneman July 31
1937 Andalusia Bulldogs Alabama-Florida League 68-56 3rd none League Champs
1938 Andalusia Bulldogs Alabama-Florida League 70-60 3rd (t) none Lost League Finals
1939 Gadsden Pilots Southeastern League 31-37 -- Pittsburgh Pirates -- replaced by Charlie Moss (46-29) on June 27
1940 Brewton Millers Alabama State League 51-79 5th none

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