Jim Thrift

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James B. Thrift

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

Thrift was a coach for the GCL Pirates in 1986, Salem Buccaneers in 1987, Rockford Royals in 1993, and Indianapolis Indians in 1994-1997.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
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