Herb Brett

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Herbert James Brett

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Duke Brett earned his lone big league win in his final big league appearance, pitching the final two innings of a 7-6 Chicago Cubs victory on August 5, 1925. In all, he appeared in 11 major league games, and posted a good ERA of 3.63 in the lively ball environment of the 1925 National League. The team had an overall ERA of 4.41, and star pitcher Pete Alexander had an ERA of 3.39 that year.

Duke also pitched at least 17 years in the minors, and managed an impressive 18 seasons. Seven of those years were with the Danville Leafs.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1934 Danville Leafs Bi-State League 53-25 1st none League Champs
1935 Danville Leafs Bi-State League 68-46 2nd none League Champs
1936 Danville Leafs Bi-State League 74-45 2nd Boston Red Sox
1937 Danville Leafs Bi-State League 68-47 3rd Boston Red Sox
1938 Rocky Mount Red Sox Piedmont League 70-64 3rd Boston Red Sox Lost League Finals
1939 Rocky Mount Red Sox Piedmont League 70-67 3rd Boston Red Sox Lost League Finals
1940 Little Rock Travelers Southern Association 59-90 7th none
1942 Wilmington Blue Rocks Interstate League 79-57 2nd Philadelphia A's League Champs
1943 Wellsville Yankees PONY League 14-12 -- New York Yankees -- replaced by Hugh Taylor on June 17
Allentown Wings Interstate League 17-42 -- St. Louis Cardinals -- replaced Thomas Liles (5-14) on June 20
replaced by Thomas Koval (8-32) on August 9
1944 Hagerstown Owls Interstate League 65-73 5th Detroit Tigers
1945 Danville Leafs Carolina League 94-44 1st New York Giants League Champs
1946 Danville Leafs Carolina League 60-82 7th New York Giants
1947 Danville Leafs Carolina League 22-36 -- New York Giants -- replaced by Eugene Petty (43-41) on June 21
1950 Reidsville Luckies Carolina League 82-72 4th none Lost in 1st round
1951 Reidsville Luckies Carolina League 76-64 4th none Lost League Finals
1952 Raleigh Capitals Carolina League 79-57 1st none Lost in 1st round
1953 Raleigh Capitals Carolina League 83-57 1st none Lost in 1st round
1954 Wichita Indians Western League 12-23 -- Baltimore Orioles -- replaced by Les Layton (64-54) on May 27
Winston-Salem Twins Carolina League 30-63 8th none replaced Ralph Hodgin (14-31) on June 8
Totals 18 Seasons 1,175-1,066 4 League Championships

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