George Sobek

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George Edward Sobek

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Biographical Information[edit]

George Sobek was an All-American basketball player at the University of Notre Dame. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he played briefly in the NBA.

Sobek played three years in the minor leagues. With the 1946 Superior Blues, he led Northern League second basemen in fielding percentage (.964), double plays (61), putouts (353) and assists (322). He hit .308/~.368/.371. In 1948, he hit .297 for the Hot Springs Bathers and had a cup of coffee with the Waterloo White Hawks. In 1949, he hit .244 for Superior to conclude his playing career.

Sobek was later a Chicago White Sox scout from 1950 to 1984, signing Denny McLain (most notably), Steve Trout, and Mike Squires. He also managed several seasons in the Sox organization. He also scouted for the San Francisco Giants from 1985 to 1988.

Sobek was the athletic director and baseball coach at Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, IL for 26 years and he directed the White Sox Boys Camp in Chilton, WI.

Sobek also was a longtime college basketball referee, notably for the Big Ten Conference. He was an official in at least one small college championship contest.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1948 Hot Springs Bathers Cotton States League 3rd Chicago White Sox League Champs replaced Joe Holden June 4
1949 Superior Blues Northern League 64-62 4th Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
1958 Duluth-Superior White Sox Northern League 27-34 6th Chicago White Sox replaced Johnny Mostil (2-0) on July 7
1961 Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League 3rd Chicago White Sox replaced Herman Reich
1962 Harlan Smokies Appalachian League 24-45 6th Chicago White Sox none shared managerial duties with Lamar North
1963 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 27-47 6th Chicago White Sox replaced George Noga (23-53) on July 14

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