Dick Porter

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Richard Twilley Porter
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Biographical Information[edit]

Dick Porter played major league ball primarily for the Cleveland Indians, reaching a peak in 1930 when he hit .350 with 43 doubles.

He was an infielder for the Baltimore Orioles from 1921-1928, leading the International League in triples in 1924 (14) and batting average in 1924 (.363) and 1927 (.376).

After playing in the American League, he was an outfielder for the Newark Bears (1935-1936) and the Syracuse Chiefs (1937-1940), becoming player-manager in mid-1938.

In 1941, Porter managed the Anniston Rams and played the last 6 games of his career. In 1963 he was elected to the International League Hall of Fame.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1938 Syracuse Chiefs International League 81-52 2nd Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st round replaced Jim Bottomley on May 19
1939 Syracuse Chiefs International League 81-74 5th none
1940 Syracuse Chiefs International League 71-90 7th Pittsburgh Pirates
1941 Anniston Rams Southeastern League 64-76 7th none
1945 Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League 67-52 2nd Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals replaced by Mike McNally (11-7) from July 8-July 21
1946 Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League 76-62 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost in 1st round
1947 Birmingham Barons Southern Association -- Philadelphia A's -- replaced by Ivy Andrews
1948 Utica Blue Sox Eastern League -- Philadelphia Phillies -- replaced by Pat Colgan on July 27
Toronto Maple Leafs International League 30-29 5th Philadelphia Phillies replaced Eddie Sawyer (48-47) on July 26
1949 Fall River Indians New England League 27-42 -- Chicago White Sox Team disbanded on July 15
St. Petersburg Saints Florida International League 27-16 7th Cleveland Indians replaced Harry Sullivan (5-8) on July 23
1950 St. Petersburg Saints Florida International League 15-35 -- none -- replaced by Leon Cato (0-10) on May 24
1952 Salisbury Reds Inter-State League 15-13 6th Cincinnati Reds replaced Mike Blazo (50-60) on August 16

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