Kerby Farrell

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Major Kerby Farrell

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Biographical Information[edit]

Kerby Farrell, better known as a manager, appeared in the majors two years during World War II. In 1943 he was a two-way player, appearing mostly at first base but also pitching 23 innings. In 1945 he played first base again but did not pitch.

In the minors, he led the 1934 West Dixie League in runs with 105 and the 1938 Cotton States League in runs (109), hits (182) and triples (18).

As of 2005, he was the only person to be named Minor League Manager of the Year three times by The Sporting News. Farrell won the award in 1954 and 1956 while heading the Indianapolis Indians and then in 1961 took it home while with the Buffalo Bisons. He was a minor league player/manager before he made his major league playing debut.

He compiled a record of 1710-1456 over 21 seasons (1941-1973) in the minor leagues, and a 76-77 record with the 1957 Cleveland Indians, his only season as a major league manager. He was a minor league manager for many years with the Cleveland Indians, and also managed in the minors for the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, and Minnesota Twins. He was also a major league coach for the Chicago White Sox from 1966 to 1969 and for the Indians and 1970 and 1971.

Preceded by
Al Lopez
Cleveland Indians Manager
Succeeded by
Bobby Bragan

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1941 Erie Sailors Middle Atlantic League 75-51 2nd none League Champs
1942 Erie Sailors Middle Atlantic League 63-65 4th none League Champs
1947 Spartanburg Peaches Tri-State League 88-51 1st Cleveland Indians Lost in 1st round
1948 Spartanburg Peaches Tri-State League 68-77 7th Cleveland Indians
1949 Spartanburg Peaches Tri-State League 81-60 2nd Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
1950 Spartanburg Peaches Tri-State League 80-63 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost in 1st round
1951 Cedar Rapids Indians Three-I League 64-66 4th Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
1952 Reading Indians Eastern League 75-63 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
1953 Reading Indians Eastern League 101-47 1st Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
1954 Indianapolis Indians American Association 95-57 1st Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
1955 Indianapolis Indians American Association 67-86 7th Cleveland Indians
1956 Indianapolis Indians American Association 92-62 1st Cleveland Indians League Champs
1957 Cleveland Indians American League 76-77 6th Cleveland Indians
1958 Miami Marlins International League 75-78 5th Philadelphia Phillies
1959 Buffalo Bisons International League 89-64 1st Philadelphia Phillies Lost in 1st round
1960 Buffalo Bisons International League 78-75 4th Philadelphia Phillies
1961 Buffalo Bisons International League 81-67 3rd Philadelphia Phillies League Champs
1962 Buffalo Bisons International League 73-80 6th Philadelphia Phillies
1963 Buffalo Bisons International League 74-77 8th New York Mets
1964 Salinas Mets California League 79-59 2nd New York Mets none
1965 Williamsport Mets Eastern League 52-44 -- New York Mets -- replaced by Bunky Warren on July 28
Buffalo Bisons International League 21-17 8th New York Mets replaced Sheriff Robinson (30-79) on July 28
1972 Lynchburg Twins Carolina League 70-68 4th Minnesota Twins
1973 Tacoma Twins Pacific Coast League 65-79 6th Minnesota Twins

Also managed the 1967-68 Florida Instructional League team for the Chicago White Sox

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