Sam Harshaney

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Samuel Harshaney

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Biographical Information[edit]

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[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
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

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