Ivy Griffin

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Ivy Griffin played three years in the majors. His offensive performance wasn't terrible in 1919 and 1921, but dropped in 1920 when he was the regular first baseman for the 1920 Athletics.

Griffin collected 2,821 hits in the minors between 1919 and 1942, with 416 2B, 189 SB and a .320 BA. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association from 1922 to mid-1929, hitting .362 in 1923 and .335 in both 1925 and 1926. He played for the Little Rock Travelers in the Southern Association for three years (1930-1932), hitting .361 in 1930.

Griffin won four league championships and took five other teams to the finals series in his thirteen years of managing. He scouted for the Chicago Cubs from 1953 to 1957 (signing Billy Williams), briefly managing their Macon farm club in 1955 taking over for Pepper Martin.

Griffin was killed in a car accident on a Highway 136 about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA.

He is one of three players with the first name Ivy. The others are Ivy Olson and Ivy Andrews.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1935 Jeanerette Blues Evangeline League 86-42 1st none League Champs
1936 Cordele Reds Georgia-Florida League 56-61 4th Cincinnati Reds Lost League Finals
1937 Cordele Reds Georgia-Florida League 73-50 2nd Brooklyn Dodgers League Champs
1938 Selma Cloverleafs Southeastern League 83-62 2nd none Lost League Finals
1939 Eau Claire Bears Northern League 56-60 4th Milwaukee Brewers Lost League Finals
1940 Eau Claire Bears Northern League 42-70 8th Milwaukee Brewers
1941 Madison Blues Three-I League 52-71 7th Milwaukee Brewers
1942 Winnipeg Maroons Northern League 74-38 2nd none League Champs
1945 Middletown Rockets Ohio State League 89-50 1st none Lost League Finals
1946 Greenville Spinners South Atlantic League 76-62 3rd Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round
1950 Macon Peaches South Atlantic League 90-63 1st none League Champs
1951 Augusta Tigers South Atlantic League 62-76 7th none
1955 Macon Peaches South Atlantic League 30-27 5th Chicago Cubs replaced Pepper Martin (37-46) July 8

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