Bill Rodgers (rodgebi01)

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Wilbur Kincaid Rodgers
(Rawmeat Bill)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8½", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Rawmeat Bill Rodgers only played in the majors in 1915-1916, but he spent many more years in the minors. Rodgers' career spanned from 1911 to 1931, including 1911-1914 and 1916-1921 in the Pacific Coast League. On July 20, 1916, he completed an unassisted triple play while playing for the Portland Beavers in the Pacific Coast League.

Rodgers' son Buck Rodgers (minors), played in the minor leagues from 1935 to 1939. When Bill was named manager of Sanford in May 1938, Buck asked for his release from the club so that he wouldn't play for his father.[1]

He is not to be confused with the other Bill Rodgers.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1918 Sacramento Senators Pacific Coast League 48-48 4th League suspended operations July 14
1919 Sacramento Senators Pacific Coast League 85-83 4th none
1920 Sacramento Senators Pacific Coast League 89-109 7th none
1921 Sacramento Senators Pacific Coast League 105-80 2nd none
1922 Calgary Bronchos Western International League 24-16 1st League Champs League disbanded June 18
Denver Bears Western League 7th none replaced C.H. Adkins
1923 Albany Senators Eastern League 68-84 6th none
1924 Albany Senators Eastern League 44-59 -- none replaced by Bill McCorry (23-24) on July 30
1925 Peoria Tractors Three-I League 89-48 1st none League Champs
1926 Peoria Tractors Three-I League 75-62 2nd none
1927 Peoria Tractors Three-I League 87-51 2nd none
1928 Little Rock Travelers Southern Association -- -- replaced by Jack Steele
Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 44-62 7th replaced Ernie Johnson (35-50) on June 25
1929 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 90-112 6th
1930 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 67-87 6th none
1931 Des Moines Demons Western League 94-51 1st League Champs
1932 Des Moines Demons Western League 71-72 4th none
1935 Panama City Pilots Georgia-Florida League -- Washington Senators -- replaced by Harry Snyder
Peoria Tractors Three-I League 29-52 8th Chicago Cubs replaced Jack Sheehan (9-26) on June 16
1936 Sanford Lookouts Florida State League 38-32 5th Washington Senators replaced Stuffy McCrone (18-30) on June 13
1937 Sanford Lookouts Florida State League 30-12 -- Washington Senators -- replaced by Lee Head (21-26) on May 30
Charlotte Hornets Piedmont League 4-3 -- Washington Senators -- replaced Zinn Beck (3-1) on May 31
replaced by Zinn Beck (2-1) on June 9
Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association 12-21 -- Washington Senators -- replaced Clyde Milan (18-31) on June 9
replaced by Calvin Griffith (26-45) on July 17
Sanford Lookouts Florida State League 28-22 2nd Washington Senators -- replaced Lee Head (21-26) on July 17
1938 Sanford Lookouts Florida State League 8th Washington Senators replaced Guy Lacy in May
1940 DeLand Red Hats Florida State League 69-71 5th Washington Senators
1941 Thomasville Lookouts Georgia-Florida League -- Washington Senators -- replaced by Kip Sauerbrun

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