Eddie Bockman

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Joseph Edward Bockman

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Biographical Information[edit]

Eddie Bockman played parts of four big league seasons, seeing his most extensive action in his final two years as an irregular third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, having missed 1943 to most of 1946 due to military service during World War II. He went on to have a long career as a minor league manager and scout. Bockman managed the Albuquerque Dukes in 1955, the Visalia Cubs in 1956, and the Amarillo Gold Sox in 1957-1958. As a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies (1960-1991), he signed Bob Boone, Larry Bowa and Ricky Jordan among others.

Eddie's brother, Morley Bockman, played in the minor leagues from 1948 to 1951. He passed away on September 29, 2011 at the age of 91.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1955 Albuquerque Dukes West Texas-New Mexico League 79-60 2nd none Lost in first round
1956 Visalia Cubs California League 67-73 5th none
1957 Amarillo Gold Sox Western League 97-57 2nd Sacramento Solons none
1958 Amarillo Gold Sox Western League 74-55 -- Sacramento Solons -- replaced by Gale Pringle (10-8) on September 1

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