George Stephen Noga
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 175 lb.
- School City College of New York, Howard Payne College
George Noga played 8 years in the minor leagues before becoming a player-manager and then solely a manager for almost a decade. Noga debuted in 1948 with the Griffin Pimientos, hitting .281 with 2 HR and 42 RBI. The next year, he returned to Griffin and batted .264 with 7 homers and 72 RBI. The team became the Griffin Tigers in 1950 and Noga had a .298/~.384/.440 line. He scored 106 runs and drove in 80 (a career high) in 120 games and stole 21 bases while fielding .934 at shortstop. In 1951, he switched teams, playing for the Quincy Gems and hitting .278 with 64 RBI and 16 home runs, a career-best mark and fourth in the Three-I League.
The next year, George joined the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and produced at a .257/~.359/.366 rate. In 1953, he made it to AA, the highest he would reach, with the Memphis Chickashaws and he hit .230/~.332/.392. He split 1954 between Memphis (.306, 5 HR, 26 RBI) and Colorado Springs (.278, 7 HR, 36 RBI). In 1955, the veteran infielder hit just .227 with 3 HR and 16 RBI for Memphis.
He became a player-manager with the Dubuque Packers in 1956, batting .267 with 5 HR and 24 RBI. He barely played for Dubuque in 1957 and then became a full-time manager, though he appeared briefly for 1962 Sarasota.