Jake Flowers

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D'Arcy Raymond Flowers

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Infielder Jake Flowers played 10 seasons in the majors, appearing in the 1926 World Series and the 1931 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. Interestingly, in between the two Series he spent almost all of the time as a member of the Brooklyn Robins.

After his ML playing career ended, Jake continued in the high minors until 1936. He managed in the Eastern Shore League from 1937 to 1939. Flowers was named Minor League Manager of the year in 1937 by The Sporting News. His Salisbury Indians had 21 wins reversed in June to make their record 0-26, yet still came back to win the pennant and the playoffs.

Flowers was a Pittsburgh Pirates coach from 1940 to 1945 and a member of the Boston Braves staff in 1946. He was president and GM of the Milwaukee Brewers from 1947 to 1950. Flowers was then a Cleveland Indians coach in 1951 and 1952.

Through 2009 he is one of five major leaguers with the last name Flowers. The others are Dickie Flowers, Wes Flowers, Ben Flowers and Tyler Flowers.

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