Elmer Yoter

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Elmer Elsworth Yoter

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Biographical Information[edit]

Third baseman Elmer Yoter had 2,581 hits in the minor leagues between 1921 and 1942, including 452 2B and 363 SB. Yoter led the 1922 Virginia League with 13 homers, 10 triples, and 98 runs scored.

As a major leaguer Yoter got into 36 games for three different teams in four seasons.

Yoter compiled a 1,331-1,220 record in 21 seasons as a minor league manager between 1932 and 1961, mostly for the Boston Red Sox organization. He also managed in the minors for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and Brooklyn Dodgers.

Former big-league infielder Ted Schreiber recalled what Yoter told him when Ted, then a Red Sox farmhand, arrived at Waterloo, IA in 1959. "'I'm glad you're here. You're playing tonight.' Then he scanned the locker room and finally pointed to one player, 'You, you're released, give this guy your uniform.'"

Years later Schreiber was still incredulous at the memory. "He looked for a guy my size to release, even made him give me his sanitary stockings."

Yoter also scouted for the Red Sox in 1948-1949, 1952-1954, and 1962-1966.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1932 Danville Veterans Three_I League -- St. Louis Cardinals -- replaced by Wattie Holm
1933 Wilkes-Barre Barons New York-Penn League 71-67 3rd none none
1934 Wilkes-Barre Barons New York-Penn League 66-67 5th none
1935 Wilkes-Barre Barons New York-Penn League 79-57 2nd none
1936 Scranton Miners New York-Penn League 78-60 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates League Champs
1937 Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League 75-62 3rd Chicago Cubs Lost League Finals
1938 Greenwood Dodgers Cotton States League 55-83 7th Brooklyn Dodgers
1939 Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers Canadian-American League 46-77 7th Brooklyn Dodgers
1941 Danville-Schoolfield Leafs Bi-State League 64-50 3rd Boston Red Sox Lost League Finals
1942 Danville-Schoolfield Leafs Bi-State League 54-67 6th Boston Red Sox
1945 Scranton Miners Eastern League 67-69 5th Boston Red Sox
1946 Scranton Red Sox Eastern League 96-43 1st Boston Red Sox League Champs
1947 Toronto Maple Leafs International League 64-90 8th Boston Red Sox
1950 Marion Red Sox Ohio-Indiana League 53-21 1st Boston Red Sox League Champs replaced George Susce (34-27) July 3
1951 Marion Red Sox Ohio-Indiana League 91-37 1st Boston Red Sox League Champs
1953 Roanoke Ro-Sox Piedmont League 39-53 -- Boston Red Sox Team disbanded July 24
Albany Senators Eastern League 10-8 -- Boston Red Sox -- replaced Jack Burns from July 27-August 9
1955 Greensboro Patriots Carolina League 66-72 6th Boston Red Sox
1956 Corning Red Sox PONY League 68-55 2nd Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round
1957 Corning Red Sox New York-Penn League 65-52 3rd Boston Red Sox Lost in 1st round
1958 Corning Red Sox New York-Penn League 64-61 5th Boston Red Sox
1959 Waterloo Hawks Midwest League 76-48 1st Boston Red Sox none League Champs
1961 Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League 33-37 -- Boston Red Sox -- replaced by Matt Sczesny (35-35) on June 29

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