Joe Birmingham

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Joseph Leo Birmingham

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Biographical Information[edit]

Joe Birmingham played more major league games than any other player out of Cornell. An outfielder, his entire career was spent with Cleveland, who were then known as the Cleveland Naps after Hall of Fame infielder (and brief manager of the squad) Nap Lajoie. Joe played in the outfield along with Hall of Famer Elmer Flick and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. Joe had good range factors, but he was not a very strong hitter. His best years were 1909, when he hit .289 (10th in the league in batting average that year), and 1911, when he hit .304. He also managed the team for parts of four seasons. Joe is the first major leaguer known to have died in Mexico.

Preceded by
Harry Davis
Cleveland Indians Manager
Succeeded by
Lee Fohl

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1912 Cleveland Naps American League 21-7 5th Cleveland Naps replaced Harry Davis (54-71) on September 2
1913 Cleveland Naps American League 86-66 3rd Cleveland Naps
1914 Cleveland Naps American League 51-102 8th Cleveland Naps
1915 Cleveland Indians American League 12-16 -- Cleveland Indians replaced by Lee Fohl on May 22
1916 Toronto Maple Leafs International League -- none -- replaced by Lena Blackburne
1919 Pittsfield Hillies Eastern League 64-44 1st none
1920 Pittsfield Hillies Eastern League 69-69 6th none
1921 Albany Senators Eastern League 7-30 -- none -- replaced by Paddy O'Connor (45-68) on June 7

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