Paul O'Dea

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Paul O'Dea

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Biographical Information[edit]

Paul O'Dea hit well for the 1944 Cleveland Indians, with a line of .318/.401/.370, but less well in 1945. He also pitched well in 1944, with a 2.08 ERA in 3 games, but not as well in 1945.

He and Bill Bonness, both out of Case Western Reserve University (at the time, Case and Western Reserve were separate), both made their major league debuts in 1944 with the Indians.

He managed nine seasons in the minors, and scouted for the Cleveland Indians in 1952-1958 and 1960-1978.

The only other player (through 2019) with the last name O'Dea is Ken O'Dea, who was playing in the National League in when Paul was in the American League.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1947 Burlington Indians Central Association 52-72 5th Cleveland Indians
1948 Burlington Indians Central Association -- Cleveland Indians replaced by Oscar Melillo June 10
Rockford Rox Central Association 5th Cincinnati Reds replaced Cyril Pfeifer June 11-August 18
1950 Enterprise Boll Weevils Alabama State League 76-49 1st none Lost in 1st round
1951 Fort Smith Indians Western Association 43-80 8th Cleveland Indians
1953 Corning Independents PONY League 8th none replaced Tony Lupien August 12
1955 Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League -- Cleveland Indians -- replaced Phil Seghi June 6-June 16
1958 Cocoa Indians Florida State League 64-78 5th Cleveland Indians none
1959 Batavia Indians New York-Penn League 54-71 7th Cleveland Indians
1960 Selma Cloverleafs Alabama-Florida League 2nd Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals replaced Joe Morlan July 21

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