James B. Thrift
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 195 lb.
- School Winthrop College
The son of Syd Thrift, Jim Thrift managed five years in the minors. He played for the 1984 Medford A's, going 3 for 37 with 3 walks, 10 strikeouts and no extra-base hits. In the field, he had 5 errors in 48 tries at third base and second base. He later was a Baltimore Orioles scout, signing Anthony Caronia.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1988||Princeton Pirates||Appalachian League||33-37||6th (t)||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|1989||Peninsula Pilots||Carolina League||44-89||8th||none|
|1990||Kingsport Mets||Appalachian League||41-31||3rd||New York Mets|
|1991||Pittsfield Mets||New York-Penn League||51-26||1st||New York Mets||Lost League Finals|
|1992||Pittsfield Mets||New York-Penn League||37-37||6th (t)||New York Mets|