Bob Latshaw

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Robert Eugene Latshaw

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 192 lb.

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Biographical information[edit]

Known for his excellent defense, first baseman Bob Latshaw also hit .293 during his minor league career - which began in 1935 at the age of 18. He played with the Indianapolis Indians, Toronto Maple Leafs, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles during his career. He played until 1954, hitting .300 five times. Not a power hitter, Latshaw still managed to surpass the ten home run mark six times and the 15 home run mark thrice. He hit as many as 19 in a season.

Away from the diamond, Latshaw also played pro basketball with the Baltimore Bullets of the American Basketball League at one point. After his playing days, he spent several seasons as a minor league manager.

Later on, Latshaw operated several gas stations and drove a fuel truck. He also was a sales representatives for several oil companies and sold sports equipment in a Sears department store.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1947 Richmond Colts Piedmont League 68-71 4th New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1948 Danville Leafs Carolina League 43-29 -- none -- replaced by Woody Fair (34-35) on July 3
Wilson Tobs Coastal Plain League 6th none replaced Irv Dickens July 12
1949 Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League 1-0 -- St. Louis Cardinals -- replaced Pug Griffin (7-9) on May 14
replaced by Vernon Mackie (69-53) on May 15
Galax Leafs Blue Ridge League 6th none replaced Stephen Sloboda July 1
1950 Granby Red Sox Provincial League 6th none replaced by Bud Kimball 8/10-8/20
1951 Danville Leafs Carolina League 66-73 6th none
1952 Augusta Tigers South Atlantic League 11-15 -- none -- replaced by Burl Storie (1-20) on May 13
Leesburg Packers Florida State League 13-20 7th none replaced John Pawlick (7-14) on July 28
1953 Superior Blues Northern League 51-74 7th none
1954 Madisonville Miners KITTY League -- Chicago White Sox -- replaced by William Close June 2