Herb Crompton

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Herbert Bryan Crompton

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Herb Crompton was a catcher in the majors with the Washington Senators in 1937 and the New York Yankees in 1945, batting .196 in 38 games. He is better known for his minor league career, which lasted 18 seasons. In one of his best minor league seasons, he hit .339, highest on the team, for the 1940 Savannah Indians. He also managed four years. Additionally, he played for the semipro Muscatine Red Sox. [1] The SABR biography of Cy Slapnicka indicates that Crompton was signed by Slapnicka.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1948 Charleston Rebels South Atlantic League 87-65 1st Atlanta Crackers Lost in 1st round
1949 Charleston Rebels South Atlantic League 38-54 -- Chicago White Sox -- Replaced by Albert Fisher (30-29) on July 19
Burlington Bees Carolina League 26-26 4th Charleston Rebels League Champs Replaced Buddy Bates (46-46) on July 22
1950 Burlington Bees Carolina League 83-70 3rd none Lost League Finals
1952 Drummondville Cubs Provincial League 57-68 5th Washington Senators

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