James Lemial Haney
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 155 lb.
Outfielder Jay Haney played in the minor leagues from 1939 to 1956; from 1946-1948, he was in the AA Texas League. In 1949, he hit .366 with 20 homers and 119 RBI in the high-octane West Texas-New Mexico League.
Haney managed in the minors from 1949 to 1956 and also was the GM from 1954 to 1956. As GM, he replaced fired field managers in both 1955 and 1956. When manager of Lamesa in 1951, he signed J.W. Wingate as the first African-American to play in a minor league in Texas.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1949||Lamesa Loboes||West Texas-New Mexico League||72-66||4th||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1950||Lamesa Lobos||West Texas-New Mexico League||21-18||--||none||--||replaced by Jodie Beeler (58-45) on May 30 due to poor health|
|1951||Lamesa Lobos||West Texas-New Mexico League||81-61||3rd||none||Lost League Finals|
|1952||Lamesa Lobos||West Texas-New Mexico League||32-31||--||none||--||replaced by Jackie Sullivan (37-42) on June 29|
|Midland Indians||Longhorn League||36-10||3rd||none||League Champs||replaced Zeke Bonura (49-45) on July 28|
|1953||Midland Indians||Longhorn League||73-58||3rd||none||Lost League Finals|
|1954||Abilene Blue Sox||West Texas-New Mexico League||65-70||4th||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1955||Abilene Blue Sox||West Texas-New Mexico League||56-56||5th||none||replaced Bob Westfall (13-15) on May 25|
Texas City Texans
|Big State League||38-54||6th||Baltimore Orioles||replaced Bill Krueger (minors) (21-27) May 30|