Ken Silvestri

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Kenneth Joseph Silvestri

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Biographical Information[edit]

Silvestri (knealing) in New Guinea during WW2

A native Chicagoan, catcher Ken Silvestri made his big league debut with the Chicago White Sox in 1939. He managed to survive parts of eight seasons in the major leagues despite a no-hit tag and a .217 career batting average. He served in the U.S. Army from December 1941 to November 1945.

After his playing career ended, Silvestri managed in the minors in the New York Yankees organization from 1955 to 1958. He was a coach with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1959 and 1960 and the Louisville Colonels in 1961-1962. He was then a coach with the Milwaukee Braves/Atlanta Braves (1963-1975), and served as interim manager for the Braves in 1967. Silvestri was also a coach for the Chicago White Sox in 1976 and 1982.

Notable Achievement[edit]

Preceded by
Billy Hitchcock
Atlanta Braves Manager
Succeeded by
Lum Harris

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1955 Winston-Salem Twins Carolina League 46-53 -- New York Yankees replaced by Aaron Robinson (19-20) August 1
Owensboro Oilers KITTY League 10-14 3rd New York Yankees none replaced Walter Lance (43-42) August 4
1956 St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League 59-81 6th New York Yankees
1957 Alexandria Aces Evangeline League 68-43 1st New York Yankees none League Champs
1958 Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League 72-51 2nd New York Yankees League Champs
1967 Atlanta Braves National League 0-3 7th Atlanta Braves replaced Billy Hitchcock (77-82) on September 29

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