Marty McManus

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Martin Joseph McManus

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Marty McManus had a long career in the majors and led the American League in doubles in 1925 and stolen bases in 1930.

He managed both in the majors and in the minors. He managed the Kenosha Comets in the 1944 AAGPBL. In 1945 and 1948, he guided the South Bend Blue Sox.

As a manager at San Antonio, he managed Vern Stephens and called him "the best shortstop prospect I have ever seen". As a manager with the Boston Red Sox he took on the task of trying to teach Smead Jolley to defend in left field.

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract lists McManus at # 58 on the all-time list of second baseman, calling him a Gil McDougald type of player who was decent at both second and third base.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL Doubles Leader (1925)
  • AL Stolen Bases Leader (1930)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1922)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1925 & 1926)

Preceded by
Shano Collins
Boston Red Sox Manager
Succeeded by
Bucky Harris

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1932 Boston Red Sox American League 32-67 8th Boston Red Sox replaced Shano Collins (11-44) on June 19
1933 Boston Red Sox American League 63-86 7th Boston Red Sox
1935 St. Paul Saints American Association 78-75 5th none
1936 Tulsa Oilers Texas League 80-74 3rd none League Champs
1938 Williamsport Grays Eastern League 65-74 6th Philadelphia Athletics
1939 Williamsport Grays Eastern League 71-69 6th Philadelphia Athletics
1940 San Antonio Missions Texas League 89-72 2nd St. Louis Browns Lost in 1st round
1941 San Antonio Missions Texas League 58-96 8th St. Louis Browns
1947 Denver Bears Western League 54-75 5th New York Yankees

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