- Bats Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.
Stan Wasiak was a minor league manager who was hired for the Brooklyn Dodgers organization by Branch Rickey. Wasiak was a minor league catcher and infielder from 1940 to 1942, then World War II intervened. After the war, he continued as a player through 1949. In 1950, Rickey hired Wasiak as a player manager at Class D Valdosta.
Wasiak managed in the minor leagues for 37 seasons between 1950 and 1986. He managed in 17 different cities at levels from Class D all the way up to AAA. He never coached or managed in the major leagues. He was replaced at Mobile in June 1954 and moved to the Detroit Tigers organization from July 1954 until the end of 1957. He moved back to the Dodgers through 1965. Then he managed in the Chicago White Sox organization from 1966-1969. Finally, he moved back to the Dodgers to stay.
In 1985, Wasiak set the all-time minor league wins record and passed 2,500 career wins. He retired in 1986 with 2,530 career wins in 4,844 decisions.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
Principal sources for Stan Wasiak include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) and Minor League Baseball Stars, Volume II and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.