Bones Sanders

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Bones Sanders was a minor league player from 1938-1955 and a manager from 1948-1955. He hit .360 with 25 home runs and 132 RBI in 1951. He also hit .341 in 137 games with the Amarillo Gold Sox in 1940. He spent 1944-1947 in AAA and fared okay at that level but never made the majors. Overall, he hit around .303 with at least 1,034 hits, 233 doubles, 38 triples and 89 home runs.

After his baseball career, he worked at Guard, Chemical Co. in Texas.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1948 Independence Yankees Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 71-37 2nd New York Yankees League Champs replaced Burleigh Grimes (2-2) on May 20
1949 Ventura Yankees California League 80-60 3rd New York Yankees Lost League Finals
1950 Bryan Sports East Texas League 23-65 -- none Team disbanded July 20
Independence Yankees Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 17-16 6th New York Yankees replaced Lou Michels (2-1) on August 8
1951 Harlan Smokies Mountain States League -- none -- replaced by John Streza August 8
1952 Texas City Texans Gulf Coast League 8th none temporarily replaced by Derrast Williams
& Zane Skinner (6/5-6/11)
1953 Texas City Texans Gulf Coast League 87-57 2nd none League Champs
1954 Texas City Pilots Evangeline League -- none -- resigned when team moved to Thibodaux
replaced by Bill Dossey
1955 Texas City Texans Big State League 71-67 3rd none Lost in 1st round