Al Kubski

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Albert Kubski

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Al Kubski was the father of Gil Kubski. He played in he minors from 1937 to 1956, leading the Lone Star League with 140 runs scored in 1948. He also managed in the minors from 1950 to 1963. He then was a scout with the Baltimore Orioles (1964-1972), California Angels (1973-1977), Kansas City Royals (1978-???), and Atlanta Braves (???-2005). He was named Baseball America West Coast Scout of the Year in 1993. Among the notable players he signed were Bobby Grich, Doug DeCinces, Danny Jackson and Bret Saberhagen.

Kubski died in 2006 at age 90.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1950 Kilgore Drillers East Texas League 78-59 3rd none Lost in 1st round
1951 Lubbock Hubbers West Texas-New Mexico League 21-16 4th none Lost in 1st round replaced Don Moore (59-45) on August 5
1952 Sioux Falls Canaries Northern League 73-48 2nd Chicago Cubs Lost League Finals
1953 Cedar Rapids Indians Three-I League 20-33 -- Chicago Cubs -- replaced by William Prince (43-32) on June 25
1954 Blackwell Broncos Western Association 4th Chicago Cubs League Champs replaced Joe Consoli on June 30
1955 Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League 70-56 3rd (t) St. Louis Cardinals Lost in 1st round
1956 Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League 59-65 7th Pittsburgh Pirates
1957 Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League -- Pittsburgh Pirates -- replaced by Jack Paepke on July 7
1958 San Angelo Pirates Sophomore League 61-59 3rd Pittsburgh Pirates
1959 San Angelo/Roswell Pirates Sophomore League -- Pittsburgh Pirates -- replaced by Joe Bauman on July 30
Dubuque Packers Midwest League 7th Pittsburgh Pirates replaced Syd Thrift on August 3
1960 Hobbs Pirates Sophomore League 70-58 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates League Champs
1961 Hobbs Pirates Sophomore League 77-48 1st Pittsburgh Pirates League Champs
1962 Kingsport Pirates Appalachian League 31-38 4th Pittsburgh Pirates none
1963 Kingsport Pirates Appalachian League 31-37 4th Pittsburgh Pirates none

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