Bob Skinner

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Robert Ralph Skinner
(The Dog)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bob Skinner is the father of Joel Skinner. He and his son were only the second pair of fathers and sons who both were big league managers. The first was George Sisler and son Dick Sisler. Steve Carlton played with both Bob and Joel Skinner.

Skinner played professionally from 1951 to 1966, missing the 1952 and 1953 seasons due to military service during the Korean War.

After retiring, Skinner managed the minor league San Diego Padres in 1967-1968, the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968-1969 and the Tucson Toros from 1989 to 1992.

Skinner was then a long-time big league coach. He was with the big league San Diego Padres (1970-1973), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1974-1976), the Padres again (1977), also serving as interim manager for one game, the California Angels (1978), the Pirates again (1979-1985), and the Atlanta Braves (1986-1988).

Notable Achievements[edit]

Preceded by
Gene Mauch
Philadelphia Phillies Manager
Succeeded by
George Myatt

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1967 San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League 85-63 1st Philadelphia Phillies League Champs
1968 San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League 31-28 -- Philadelphia Phillies replaced by Bobby Klaus
Philadelphia Phillies National League 48-59 7th Philadelphia Phillies replaced Gene Mauch (27-27) and George Myatt (1-0) on June 16
1969 Philadelphia Phillies National League 44-64 -- Philadelphia Phillies -- replaced by George Myatt on August 8
1977 San Diego Padres National League 1-0 -- San Diego Padres -- interim between John McNamara and Alvin Dark on May 29
1989 Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League 56-86 10th Houston Astros
1990 Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League 71-71 6th Houston Astros
1991 Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League 79-61 2nd Houston Astros League Champs
1992 Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League 70-74 6th Houston Astros

Further Reading[edit]

  • Joseph Wancho: "Bob Skinner", in Clifton Blue Parker and Bill Nowlin, ed.: Sweet '60: The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 178-182. ISBN 978-1-93359-948-9

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