Joe Szekely (minors)

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Joseph Szekely

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Biographical information[edit]

Catcher Joe Szekely was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals. He played 11 seasons in the minors in the Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Atlanta Braves organizations.

After his playing days ended, he remained in the Braves organization as a coach for several seasons before joining the staff of the Colorado Silver Bullets. After spending 1998 as a coach with the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League, he spent six years coaching and managing in the Royals farm system. He joined the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization in 2005 and spent 2007 as skipper of the Vero Beach Devil Rays.

Szekely's father Joe Szekely played 6 seasons of pro ball, including 5 games in the majors in 1953 [1].

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2000 Charleston Alley Cats South Atlantic League 53-80 14th Kansas City Royals
2001 Burlington Bees Midwest League 55-79 12th Kansas City Royals
2002 Burlington Bees Midwest League 68-71 9th Kansas City Royals
2003 Burlington Bees Midwest League 64-74 14th Kansas City Royals
2005 Southwest Michigan Devil Rays Midwest League 72-67 4th (t) Tampa Bay Devil Rays Lost in 1st round
2006 Visalia Oaks California League 75-65 2nd Tampa Bay Devil Rays Lost League Finals
2007 Vero Beach Devil Rays Florida State League 59-79 10th Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2008 Princeton Rays Appalachian League 24-38 9th Tampa Bay Rays

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