Bob Browne

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Robert Browne

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bob Browne was a minor league shortstop and manager.

In 1922, he played for the St. Joseph Saints (.231/?/.284 in 66 G) and Minneapolis Millers (.229/?/.292 in 80 G, his only time playing at the minors' highest level, then called AA). He fielded .934 at short between the two stops; when he switched between the two teams, he traded spots with Tony DeFate. He hit .272/?/.350 with 30 doubles for St. Joseph in 1923, fielding .939 with 36 errors in 103 games. He batted .226/?/.304 for the 1924 Topeka Senators. He also managed Topeka for part of 1924,

Bob split 1926 between the Tulsa Oilers and Omaha Buffaloes (a combined .269/?/.337) and also managed the Ponca City Poncans/Eureka Oilers part of the year. In 1928, he managed the Lincoln Links. He began 1929 managing Lincoln but was replaced by Les Nunamaker and moved to the Grand Island Islanders, replacing Clay Schoonover. He also played for both clubs, hitting .271/?/.335 and fielding .925. As player-manager of the 1931 York Dukes, he batted .254/?/.327 and fielded .927.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1924 Topeka Senators Western Association 7th replaced Barney Cleveland
1926 Ponca City Poncans / Eureka Oilers Southwestern League -- -- Replaced by Tiny Simmons
1928 Lincoln Links Nebraska State League 66-54 2nd
1929 Lincoln Links Nebraska State League -- -- replaced by Les Nunamaker
Grand Island Islanders Nebraska State League 6th replaced Clay Schoonover
1931 York Dukes Nebraska State League 6th replaced Pop Gleason