George Silvey

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George John Silvey

  • Bats Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 150 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

George Silvey led the 1934 Nebraska State League with 143 hits and made the all-star team at first base. He managed in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system from 1936 to 1941, and was the business manager for the Johnson City Cardinals in 1942. He also worked in the Cards' scouting department for many years.

In 1960, Silvey was the assistant supervisor of player personnel, in 1961 he was the assistant farm director, and in 1962 he was the director of player development. Silvey was the Cardinals' Scouting Director from 1963 to 1966 and the director of player development again from 1967 to 1969. He returned to the scouting director post from 1970 to 1976, then back to scout from 1977 to 1983. He scouted for the New York Yankees in 1985 and the San Francisco Giants in 1988.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1936 New Philadelphia Red Birds Ohio State League 2-6 -- St. Louis Cardinals Team disbanded May 26
Fostoria Cardinals Ohio State League St. Louis Cardinals none replaced Harry Aldrick
1937 Shelby Cardinals North Carolina State League 55-52 4th St. Louis Cardinals Lost League Finals
1938 Shelby/Gastonia Cardinals North Carolina State League 66-45 2nd St. Louis Cardinals Lost in 1st round
1939 Springfield (MO) Cardinals Western Association 78-60 3rd St. Louis Cardinals League Champs
1940 Springfield (MO) Cardinals Western Association St. Louis Cardinals replaced by Ollie Vanek
Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League St. Louis Cardinals replaced Ollie Vanek
1941 Fresno Cardinals California League 90-50 1st St. Louis Cardinals Lost League Finals