George Staller

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George Walborn Staller

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder George Staller showed considerable ability with the bat in his 21 games with the 1943 Athletics. His ,271 batting average was well over the team average of .232, and his three home runs, on a team which showed very little power, tied him for second-highest on the team. His 129 OPS+ was higher than all of the regulars on the team.

George led the 1938 Middle Atlantic League with 43 stolen bases. He won the 1939 Eastern League batting title at .336, leading the league with 49 2B also. The next year he led the International League with 40 2B and 12 3B, and in 1943 led the IL with 98 RBI for the Baltimore Orioles. He would later have a longtime association with the major league Baltimore Orioles of the AL. His playing career lasted from 1937 until 1952, with very limited appearances after.

Staller began his career as a manager with the 1948 Portsmouth A's, the Philadelphia A's affiliate in the Ohio-Indiana League. He managed for the A's through 1953. Leaving the A's, Staller managed for the Orioles through 1961.

Staller also coached for the Orioles in 1962, scouted for them in 1963-1968, and coached again from 1969-1975.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1948 Portsmouth A's Ohio-Indiana League 82-58 2nd Philadelphia A's Lost in 1st round
1949 Martinsville Athletics Carolina League 52-92 8th Philadelphia A's
1950 Sunbury Athletics Interstate League 53-86 8th Philadelphia A's
1951 Savannah Indians South Atlantic League 64-74 6th Philadelphia A's
1952 Savannah Indians South Atlantic League 74-79 6th Philadelphia A's
1953 Williamsport Athletics Eastern League 65-85 6th Philadelphia A's
1954 York White Roses Piedmont League 72-67 3rd Baltimore Orioles Lost in 1st round
1955 York White Roses Piedmont League 64-65 3rd Baltimore Orioles Lost in 1st round
1956 Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League 64-61 4th Baltimore Orioles Lost League Finals
1957 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League 81-73 4th (t) Baltimore Orioles Lost in 1st round
1958 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League 67-73 5th Baltimore Orioles
1959 Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League 72-69 5th Baltimore Orioles replaced Barney Lutz (3-2) on April 20
1960 Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League 68-84 7th Baltimore Orioles none
1961 Victoria/Ardmore Rosebuds Texas League 57-83 6th Baltimore Orioles

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