Joe Schepner

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Joseph Maurice Schepner
(Gentleman Joe)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gentleman Joe Schepner played third base for half of September 1919 for the 1919 Browns. The regular shortstop that year was Jimmy Austin. He had a 17-year minor-league career, the heart of which was spent with Louisville and Birmingham.

Through 2008, he is the second-last major leaguer to have the nickname "Gentleman". Only Jim Hickman, nicknamed "Gentleman Jim", came after him.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs
1928 Albany Nuts Southeastern League -- -- replaced by Tom McMillan (minors)
Gadsden Eagles Georgia-Alabama League 5th replaced Doc Newton
1929 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League 85-61 1st League Champs
1930 Greenville Spinners South Atlantic League 85-57 2nd League Champs
1931 Vicksburg Hill Billies Cotton States League 66-52 2nd Lost League Finals
1932 Knoxville Smokies Southern Association 60-93 8th none
Vicksburg Hill Billies/Jackson Mississippians Cotton States League 3rd replaced Don McShane
League disbanded July 13

Related Sites[edit]

Find-A-Grave Memorial for Joe Schepner