Bob Mavis

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Robert Henry Mavis

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bob Mavis did not make his professional baseball debut until he was 26 years old. He played with the Little Rock Travelers of the Southern Association from 1944 to 1948 and hit above .300 in each of his seasons with the club. He hit .301 for the Toledo Mud Hens in 1949 and was called up by the Detroit Tigers in September. He appeared in just one game, as a pinch runner. After his playing career ended, he managed for several years.

He was also a scout for the Tigers until 1968 and the Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers from 1969 to 1973.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffsm Notes
1954 Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League 74-58 3rd Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1955 Little Rock Travelers Southern Association 20-59 -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced by Steve Souchock (32-43) on June 27
1957 Durham Bulls Carolina League 79-61 1st Detroit Tigers League Champs
1963 Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League 77-43 1st Detroit Tigers 2nd in Baukol Playoffs
1964 Knoxville Smokies Southern League 67-73 5th Detroit Tigers
1966 Rocky Mount Leafs Carolina League -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced Al Federoff from May 28-June 19
1969 Billings Mustangs Pioneer League 14-28 -- Seattle Pilots -- replaced by Roland LeBlanc (12-17) on August 6

He also managed the Detroit Tigers' affiliate in the Florida Instructional League and the Seattle Pilots' affiliate in the Arizona Instructional League

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