- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut September 28, 1937
- Final Game May 3, 1940
- Born April 24, 1910 in Madison, IL USA
- Died February 1, 2001 in San Antonio, TX USA
Sam Harshaney played for the St. Louis Browns from 1937-40.
Sam continued to play baseball in the Navy. Among his teams were the Great Lakes Bluejackets in 1942, managed by Mickey Cochrane.
His minor league career started in 1934 and, after interruptions by the major leagues and the war, continued through 1951, with a few games later in 1954. He was a player-manager from 1948-51, managed in 1953, and then was again a player-manager in 1954. In both 1948 and 1954 he put himself in as a pitcher a number of times.
His lifetime minor league batting average was .314.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1948||Del Rio Cowboys||Longhorn League||8th||none||replaced Bill Lacy May 21|
|1949||San Angelo Colts||Longhorn League||69-68||4th||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1950||Harlingen Capitals||Rio Grande Valley League||86-62||1st||none||Lost League Finals|
|1951||Harlingen Capitals||Gulf Coast League||23-18
|--||none||--||replaced by Earl Caldwell (4-3) May 21-May 28 / |
replaced by Keith Carpenter (10-11) on August 15
|1953||Brownsville Charros||Gulf Coast League||37-43||5th||none||replaced Walter Sessi (6-2) on June 22|
|1954||Harlingen Capitals||Big State League||33-64||7th||none||replaced John Malgarini (5-2) on June 2|