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Gus Brittain

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gus Brittain, who was born in Wilmington, NC, began his minor league career in Wilmington with the Wilmington Pirates. He played parts of three seasons for the Pirates before going on to other teams. At age 27, he came to the majors with the 1937 Cincinnati Reds, getting into three games. He then went back to the minors and played till 1946, missing some of the war years. He began managing in the minors in 1940, and compiled four years as a manager.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1940 Salisbury Cardinals Eastern Shore League -- -- replaced by Ed Kobesky
Greenville Spinners South Atlantic League 44-36 4th Lost in 1st round replaced Alex McColl (33-38) on July 2
1941 Greenville Spinners South Atlantic League 35-29 -- -- replaced by George Nix (25-49) on June 30
Rocky Mount Leafs Coastal Plain League 4th replaced Norm McCaskill
1946 Montgomery Rebels Southeastern League 13-17 -- -- replaced by Joe Cavosie (1-4) on May 25
Wilmington Pirates Tobacco State League 5th replaced Stan Katkaveck
1949 Wilmington Pirates Tobacco State League -- -- replaced John Edens, replaced by Hargrove Davis

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