Gene Dusan

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Eugene Paul Dusan

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Gene Dusan hit .311 in for the Iowa Oaks in 1972, but led the American Association with 13 errors.

Dusan was a minor league manager in the 1970s and 1980s. He started with the Batavia Trojans in the Cleveland Indians organization in 1977. He quickly moved up the ranks reaching the Indians AAA club, the Portland Beavers, in 1978. He stayed as the Indians AAA manager as they switched affilliates going to the Tacoma Tugs in 1979 and 1980. In 1981 Dusan switched to the New York Mets organization. He managed a single A team for the Mets. In 1982 he moved up to AA with the Jackson Mets. he Mets made Dusan a major league coach in 1983. Dusan left the Mets organization in 1984 to become the AAA manager of the Wichita Aeros in the Cincinnati Reds organization. In 1985 the Reds switched AAA teams to the Denver Zephyrs and Dusan followed.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1977 Batavia Trojans New York-Penn League 42-28 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
1978 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 76-62 3rd Cleveland Indians
1979 Tacoma Tugs Pacific Coast League 74-73 4th Cleveland Indians
1980 Tacoma Tigers Pacific Coast League 74-74 6th Cleveland Indians
1981 Lynchburg Mets Carolina League 71-69 4th (t) New York Mets
1982 Jackson Mets Texas League 68-65 3rd New York Mets Lost in 1st round
1984 Wichita Aeros American Association 78-77 5th Cincinnati Reds
1985 Denver Zephyrs American Association 77-65 2nd Cincinnati Reds
1986 Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League 50-56 -- Cincinnati Reds -- replaced by Paul Kirsch on July 28

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