Al Widmar

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Albert Joseph Widmar

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Biographical Information[edit]

Al Widmar was player/manager of the Tulsa Oilers in 1956-1958. Retiring as a player, he was a minor league pitching instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1960-1961. He was a coach for the big league Phils from 1962 to 1964, minor league instructor again in 1965-1967, and big league coach again 1968-1969.

Widmar coached the Milwaukee Brewers in 1973-1974, and was the club's Scouting Director from 1975 to 1977. He was a coach for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1980 to 1989. He then moved into the team's front office as a special assignment scout.

Widmar was an assistant basketball coach at the University of Scranton in the 1949-1950 season.

Blue Jays Pitching Coaches
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Bob Miller Al Widmar Galen Cisco
1980 to 1989

Further Reading[edit]

  • Gregory H. Wolf: "Al Widmar", in Mel Marmer and Bill Nowlin, eds.: The Year of Blue Snow: The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 268-273. ISBN 978-1-933599-51-9

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