Bill Krueger (minors)

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William LeRoy Krueger

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Bill Krueger tied the Sooner State League mark when he scored 6 runs on July 1, 1950. It was a career year. In no other season did he top .290 or hit more than six home runs or 49 RBI. In 1950, he batted .349/~.455/.600 with 32 doubles, 21 home runs, 124 runs and 98 RBI in 114 games. Basically every starter of the Ada Herefords had impressive offensive statistics so the park may have been very hitter-friendly.

Krueger was out of baseball in 1951-1952; his playing career began in 1941 and ended in 1956.

Krueger ended his managerial career in his hometown of Salinas, CA, where he was the business manager of the Salinas Packers when manager Leo Thomas was sidelined by a bad back.

He scouted for the Baltimore Orioles in the early 1960s, until his death of an apparent heart attack at age 38.

His Sporting News contract card lists his birthplace as Davison, NM.[1]

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1948 Willows Cardinals Far West League 5th St. Louis Cardinals replaced James Tyack June 12
1949 Ada Herefords Sooner State League 69-70 4th St. Louis Browns Lost in 1st round
1950 Ada Herefords Sooner State League 96-41 1st St. Louis Browns Lost in 1st round
1953 Thetford Mines Miners Provincial League 59-65 4th St. Louis Browns Lost in 1st round
1954 Thetford Mines Miners Provincial League 43-85 6th Baltimore Orioles
1955 Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League 70-56 4th Baltimore Orioles Lost in 1st round
1956 Lubbock Hubbers Big State League 21-27 -- Baltimore Orioles -- replaced by Jay Haney May 30
1957 Salinas Packers California League 4th Milwaukee Braves League Champs replaced Leo Thomas July 19

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