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Randy Reese

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Andrew Jackson Reese

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Biographical Information[edit]

Randy Reese played four seasons for the New York Giants in the lively ball era. Although he played more outfield than any other one position, he played more infield as a whole than outfield. He had 84 games at third base, 81 in left field, 70 at second base, and between 8 and 26 games at center field, right field, shortstop and first base.

His best year with the bat was 1928, when he hit .308. Mel Ott hit .322 that year (at age 19), Lefty O'Doul hit .319, Bill Terry hit .326, Freddie Lindstrom hit .358, and Shanty Hogan hit .333.

He is one of five players from Vanderbilt University to get over 1,000 hits in the majors through 2006.

Reese collected 2,124 minor league hits between 1925 and 1942 with 416 doubles, 196 stolen bases, and a .314 average. He also led the 1934 Southern Association with 108 RBI.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1940 Greenville Buckshots Cotton States League 70-69 4th Lost in 1dt round
1941 Gadsden Pilots Southeastern League 9-55 8th Replaced Russell Maxcy (3-9) on June 30
1942 Meridian Eagles Southeastern League 47-63 6th Replaced Fred Stroble (3-10) on May 25

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