Harry Spilman

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William Harry Spilman

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Biographical Information[edit]

After his playing career ended, Harry Spilman was hitting coach for the Houston Astros from mid-2000 to 2004. He served in the same role with the Round Rock Express of the Pacific Coast League in 2005-2006. Spilman was the Astros' minor league field coordinator for two years. He also spent seven years as a minor league manager and hitting instructor in the Cleveland Indians organization, including managing the Burlington (NC) Indians from 1995 to 1997. In 2007, Spilman was the hitting coach of the Nashville Sounds. In 2010 he was a special assistant in player development for the Texas Rangers. He later moved to the Kansas City Royals organization and in 2022 was a special assistant to the General Manager for player development.

Spilman is the son-in-law of Harley Grossman, cousin of Greg Walker, and his father Harry Sr., was a catcher in the Dodgers' system in 1952.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1995 Burlington Indians Appalachian League 26-38 8th Cleveland Indians
1996 Burlington Indians Appalachian League 29-38 6th Cleveland Indians
1997 Burlington Indians Appalachian League 22-31 -- Cleveland Indians replaced by Joe Mikulik on August 12
Columbus RedStixx South Atlantic League 12-6 12th Cleveland Indians replaced Boyd Coffie (6-17) August 14

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