George Pfister

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George Edward Pfister

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Biographical Information[edit]

George Pfister came to the Brooklyn Dodgers for one game in 1941, and was never again in the majors. World War II intervened (he was in the Air Force), and George didn't come back to professional baseball until 1946, when he was 27 years old and by which time Roy Campanella was the up-and-coming catcher in the Dodgers' minor league system. That year, Pfister played for the Fort Worth Cats, where the young Duke Snider was a teammate. In 1948, George embarked on the first of several years as a player-manager in mostly lower-level minor leagues.

The National League originally ruled that Pfister was ineligible when he appeared in his sole major league game, because he had never signed a proper contract with Brooklyn and was therefore still being the property of the Montreal Royals. It demanded that his name be stricken from official records as a sort of damnatio memoriae. That was of course absurd, and he does appear in record books.

George was a Brooklyn Dodgers coach in 1952. Pfister was the New York Yankees farm director from 1965 to 1974 and worked for 23 years in the baseball operations department of MLB.

Through 2019, there has been one other player with the last name Pfister - Dan Pfister.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1948 Pulaski Counts Appalachian League 85-40 1st Brooklyn Dodgers League Champs
1949 Pulaski Counts Appalachian League 80-38 2nd Brooklyn Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1950 Hazleton Dodgers North Atlantic League 71-58 4th Brooklyn Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1953 Pueblo Dodgers Western League 78-77 3rd Brooklyn Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1954 Thomasville (GA) Dodgers Georgia-Florida League -- Brooklyn Dodgers -- replaced Boyd Bartley July 8 /
replaced by John Angelone July 17
1956 Thomasville (GA) Dodgers Georgia-Florida League 6th Brooklyn Dodgers replaced Rudy Rufer June 2

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