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Skeeter Scalzi

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Frank John Scalzi

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Biographical Information[edit]

Skeeter Scalzi roomed with Mel Allen, led the Middle Atlantic League in batting, and was declared a major league free agent after "contract mishandling" by the Cleveland Indians [1]. He spent three years in the Navy and then managed for 14 years before an auto crash on June 9, 1960 while driving back to Charleston from Savannah. He was still hospitalized in September of that year [2]. During his recovery, Scalzi would undergo three brain operations [3], but he survived to live another 24 years.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1947 Hopkinsville Hoppers KITTY League 69-56 3rd Nashville Vols League Champs
1948 Fayetteville Cubs Tri-State League 73-71 4th Chicago Cubs League Champs
1949 Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League 74-66 2nd none Lost League Finals
1950 Portsmouth Cubs Piedmont League 83-54 1st none Lost League Finals
1951 Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League 64-75 5th St. Louis Cardinals
1952 Sunbury Giants Interstate League 19-34 -- New York Giants -- replaced by James Reggio (34-53) on June 29
1954 Norfolk Tars Piedmont League 87-53 1st New York Yankees Lost in 1st round
1956 Holdrege White Sox Nebraska State League 33-30 6th Chicago White Sox
1957 Davenport DavSox Three-I League 65-65 3rd Chicago White Sox none
1958 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Western League 87-60 1st Chicago White Sox none League Champs
1959 Charleston ChaSox South Atlantic League 71-69 3rd Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
1960 Charleston White Sox South Atlantic League 23-30 -- Chicago White Sox -- replaced by Bennie Huffman (2-5) on June 10

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