Earl B. Bolyard (Whistlin' Earl)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
Outfielder Earl Bolyard spent 12 years in the minor leagues, from 1932 to 1942 and again in 1946. He played in the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators farm systems. Over the course of his career, he played in 1,340 games.
In 1935, he was to play with the Binghamton Triplets in the NY-Penn League championship series, however he - along with four other players (Paul Dunlap, Cliff Melton, Fred Fussell and Robert Joyce) - were declared ineligible because they had not been under contract for a long enough time to be eligible to play.
He served in the Navy during World War II, playing for the Great Lakes Navy team while serving.
He then managed in the minors after the war. In 1950, he was originally supposed to manage the Newark Bears, however the Yankees sold the franchise. He instead managed the Salt Lake City Bees, before being replaced by Robert White.
Over the course of his managerial career, he was ejected from multiple games. In one instance in 1947, he had to be escorted from the ballpark by police after refusing to go following an ejection by the umpire.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1946||Twin Falls Cowboys||Pioneer League||72-56||2nd||New York Yankees||Lost League Finals|
|1947||Twin Falls Cowboys||Pioneer League||77-60||2nd||New York Yankees||League Champs|
|1948||Norfolk Tars||Piedmont League||65-75||5th||New York Yankees|
|1949||Norfolk Tars||Piedmont League||27-36||--||New York Yankees||--||replaced by Frank Novosel (41-36) on June 28|
|Victoria Athletics||Western International League||43-41||5th||New York Yankees||replaced Ted Norbert (25-43) on June 29|
|1950||Salt Lake City Bees||Pioneer League||--||none||--||replaced by Robert White June 30|