Harry Wolverton

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Harry Sterling Wolverton
(Fighting Harry)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wolverton in 1912

Third baseman Harry Wolverton is the only major leaguer to come out of Kenyon College. He played seven seasons in the majors, making his debut with the 1898 Chicago Orphans and hitting .327 for them in 13 games. His best year was probably with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1903 when he hit .308 with 12 triples. When he managed the New York Highlanders in 1912 he also played on occasion, hitting .300 exactly.

Before managing the Highlanders, Wolverton managed the Oakland Oaks in 1910 and 1911. After his season with the Highlanders he went on to manage at Sacramento and San Francisco. Source: Harry Wolverton.

Preceded by
Hal Chase
New York Yankees Manager
Succeeded by
Frank Chance

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1907 Williamsport Millionaires Tri-State League 86-38 1st none League Champs
1908 Williamsport Millionaires Tri-State League 82-45 1st none League Champs
1909 Newark Indians Eastern League 86-67 2nd none
1910 Oakland Oaks Pacific Coast League 122-98 2nd none
1911 Oakland Oaks Pacific Coast League 111-99 3rd none
1912 New York Highlanders American League 50-102 8th
1913 Sacramento Sacts Pacific Coast League 103-94 2nd none
1914 Sacramento Sacts/Mission Wolves Pacific Coast League 90-121 5th none
1915 San Francisco Seals Pacific Coast League 118-89 1st none League Champs
1916 San Francisco Seals Pacific Coast League 104-102 4th none
1917 San Francisco Seals Pacific Coast League 46-30 -- -- replaced by Red Downs (73-63) on June 12
1923 Seattle Indians Pacific Coast League 46-49 -- -- replaced by Red Killefer (53-48) on July 7

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