Spencer Abbott

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Abbott as a player (left) and a manager (right)

Spencer Arthur Abbott

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Biographical Information[edit]

Spencer Abbott began his playing career as a pitcher but became a first baseman after injuring his arm in 1901. He began his managerial career in 1903 and spent the next decade as a skipper for various minor league clubs. He was a Western League umpire for part of the 1915 season before leaving baseball to become assistant police chief of Topeka, Kansas.

Abbott returned to the diamond to manage the Tulsa Oilers in 1919 and led them to two championships in two years at the helm. He then was skipper of the Memphis Chicks for the next two seasons, winning a Southern Association crown in 1921. Overall, he was a minor league manager for 34 seasons between 1903 and 1947, compiling a record of 2,180-2,037.

Abbott was Washington Senators coach in 1935 and scouted for the club late in his life.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1903 Fargo Northern League 5-8 5th none replaced Henry Rusch on August 15
1904 Topeka Saints Missouri Valley League 23-23 7th none replaced John Shrant on July 28
1905 Topeka White Sox Western Association -- -- replaced by Frank Quigley ?
1906 Hutchinson Salt Packers Western Association 21-25 -- -- replaced Frank Hurlburt on June 15
replaced by Frank Genins on August 1
1910 Wellington Dukes Kansas State League 19-16 -- -- replaced C. Pinkerton on June 5
replaced by Harry Vitter on July 11
1911 Lyons Lions Kansas State League 37-27 3rd -- League disbanded on July 11
1913 San Diego Bears Southern California League 31-13 -- -- replaced by Dick Cooley on June 4
Pasadena Millionaires/
Santa Barbara Barbareans
Southern California League 16-22 4th -- replaced Louis Durham on June 5
1914 Keokuk Indians Central Association 37-44 -- -- replaced by Harry Sweet on July 23
1919 Tulsa Oilers Western League 77-63 2nd League Champs
1920 Tulsa Oilers Western League 92-61 1st none League Champs
1921 Memphis Chicks Southern Association 104-49 1st none League Champs
1922 Memphis Chicks Southern Association 94-58 2nd none
1923 Reading Keystones International League 85-79 3rd none
1924 Reading Keystones International League 63-98 7th none
1925 Reading Keystones International League 20-22 -- -- none replaced by Chick Shorten on May 30
1926 Kansas City Blues American Association 87-78 5th none
1927 Jersey City Skeeters International League 66-100 7th none
1928 Pueblo Steelworkers Western League 85-78 4th
1929 Pueblo Steelworkers Western League 56-73 8th none replaced Cotton Tierney (13-17) on May 21
1930 Omaha Packers Western League 76-66 2nd none
1931 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 100-87 3rd Philadelphia A's
1932 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 111-78 1st Philadelphia A's none League Champs
1933 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 105-77 2nd none none
1934 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association 68-73 -- none -- replaced by Eddie Moore on September 8
1936 Des Moines Demons Western League 64-64 3rd none none
1937 Seattle Indians Pacific Coast League 20-27 -- none -- replaced by Johnny Bassler on May 23
Trenton Senators New York-Penn League 34-48 7th Washington Senators replaced Bud Shaney (11-32) June 24
1938 Trenton Senators Eastern League 62-77 7th Washington Senators
1939 Springfield Nationals Eastern League 74-66 3rd Washington Senators Lost in 1st round
1940 Springfield Nationals Eastern League 68-69 5th none
1941 Williamsport Grays Eastern League 82-55 2nd Philadelphia A's Lost League Finals
1942 Williamsport Grays Eastern League 76-63 5th Philadelphia A's
1943 Springfield Rifles Eastern League 46-88 7th New York Giants
1946 Charlotte Hornets Tri-State League 93-46 1st Washington Senators League Champs
1947 Charlotte Hornets Tri-State League 29-33 -- Washington Senators -- replaced by Cal Ermer on June 21

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