George Noga

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George Stephen Noga

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

After managing, Noga went on to scout for the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, and Kansas City Royals.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1956 Dubuque Packers Midwest League 66-57 3rd Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
1957 Dubuque Packers Midwest League 73-51 3rd Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
1958 Holdrege White Sox Nebraska State League 29-34 6th Chicago White Sox
1959 Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League 61-61 5th Chicago White Sox
1960 Clinton C-Sox Midwest League -- Chicago White Sox replaced by Frank Parenti May 31
Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League 57-34 1st Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals replaced Peanuts Lowrey (24-15) June 1
1961 Lincoln Chiefs Three-I League 68-62 3rd Chicago White Sox none
1962 Sarasota Sun Sox Florida State League 69-51 2nd Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
1963 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 23-53 -- Chicago White Sox replaced by George Sobek (27-47) on July 14
Middlesboro Cubsox Appalachian League 5th Chicago White Sox replaced Hugh Mulcahy July 15 /
Co-manager with Ripper Collins
1964 Lynchburg White Sox Southern League 81-59 1st Chicago White Sox none League Champs
1965 Indianapolis Indians Pacific Coast League 70-78 8th (t) Chicago White Sox
1966 Evansville White Sox Southern League 68-72 3rd Chicago White Sox none
1967 Evansville White Sox Southern League 76-63 3rd Chicago White Sox none

Sources include Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database and Baseball Guides from 1951, 1953 and 1954

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