Christian Frederick Albert John Henry David Betzel
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 158 lb.
- Debut September 3, 1914
- Final Game September 2, 1918
- Born December 6, 1894 in Chattanooga, OH USA
- Died February 7, 1965 in West Hollywood, FL USA
“Betzel is a corking good player. He is short (5-feet-9 and 158 pounds), well made, hits hard and covers a world of ground at second base.” - scouting report of Bruno in The Tennesseean, September 22, 1912
Bruno Betzel came to the majors at age 19 and stayed with the St. Louis Cardinals for five seasons. He was the team's regular third baseman in 1915 and the regular second baseman in 1916. He played in the Appalachian League in 1912-1913 and in the American Association from 1918-1929.
Bruno managed in the minor leagues for 26 years between 1927-1956, compiling a record of 1,887-1,892. He managed in the organizations of the Brooklyn Dodgers (1936-1937, 1941-1945), New York Yankees (1938-1940), New York Giants (1946-1948), and Cincinnati Reds (1950). In 1957, he was elected to the International League Hall of Fame.
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