Ralph Rowe

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Ralph Emanuel Rowe (Scoop)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 6", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Ralph Rowe signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1942, playing for the Thomasville Tommies. He missed the 1943-1945 seasons due to military service, then was on the Wilkes-Barre Barons in 1946, but did not play. His playing career continued until 1958, when he became a manager in the Washington Senators chain, making limited appearances as a player through 1961.

He was a manager from 1959 to 1970, rising from the Pioneer League in 1959 to the AAA Pacific Coast League in 1971.

Rowe then was a Minnesota Twins coach from 1972 to 1975 and a Baltimore Orioles coach from 1981 to 1984.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1959 Missoula Timberjacks Pioneer League 56-73 6th Washington Senators
1960 Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama-Florida League 56-60 4th Washington Senators Lost in 1st round
1962 Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama-Florida League 58-61 2nd Minnesota Twins Lost in 1st round
1963 Wilson Tobs Carolina League 77-67 5th Minnesota Twins League Champs
1964 Wilson Tobs Carolina League 57-82 9th Minnesota Twins
1965 Thomasville Hi-Toms Western Carolinas League 73-52 2nd Minnesota Twins
1966 Thomasville Hi-Toms Western Carolinas League 71-52 3rd Minnesota Twins none
1967 Orlando Twins Southern League 88-50 3rd Minnesota Twins Lost League Finals
1968 Orlando Twins Southern League 81-59 2nd Minnesota Twins League Champs
1969 Charlotte Hornets Southern League 81-59 1st Minnesota Twins none League Champs
1970 Evansville Triplets American Association 60-64 7th Minnesota Twins replaced on an interim basis in July by
3 players (3-4) and Early Wynn (4-3)
1971 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 71-71 4th (t) Minnesota Twins

He also managed the Twins entry in the 1969 Florida Instructional League.