Tom Sheehan

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Thomas Clancy Sheehan

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2½", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tom Sheehan won 260 games as a minor league pitcher between 1913 and 1934 and played several years in the majors.

Sheehan reached the majors with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1915 and went 1-16 in spite of a respectable 3.69 ERA with the last-place team. He then played several years with the Atlanta Crackers, leading the Southern Association with 26 wins in 1920. After playing a dozen games with the New York Yankees in 1921, he returned to the minors with the St. Paul Saints.

After going 7-9 with the Saints in 1921, Sheehan went 26-12 with a 3.01 ERA the next year, leading the American Association in wins and earned run average. He once again led the circuit in victories and ERA in 1923, when he went 31-9 with a 2.90 ERA for the Saints. He spent parts of the next three years in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates before going back to the minors once again. He joined the Kansas City Blues in 1926 and led the AA with 26 wins the next year. After six years with Kansas City, he played three seasons with the Hollywood Stars, retiring following the 1934 campaign.

After his playing days ended, Sheehan was on the coaching staff of the Reds from 1935 to 1937. He then managed the Minneapolis Millers from 1939 to 1943. He was a coach for the Boston Braves in 1944, and scouted for the New York Giants in 1945 and 1946. He returned to managing the Millers in 1946 and 1947. He then went back to scouting for the Giants (1948-1960, 1962-1975), taking a brief turn at managing, replacing Bill Rigney for the 1960 season.

Notable Achievement[edit]

Preceded by
Bill Rigney
San Francisco Giants Manager
Succeeded by
Alvin Dark

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1939 Minneapolis Millers American Association 99-55 2nd none Lost in 1st round
1940 Minneapolis Millers American Association 86-59 3rd none Lost in 1st round
1941 Minneapolis Millers American Association 83-70 4th none Lost in 1st round
1942 Minneapolis Millers American Association 76-78 7th none
1943 Minneapolis Millers American Association 67-84 6th none
1946 Minneapolis Millers American Association 67-62 4th New York Giants Lost in 1st round replaced Zeke Bonura (8-11) and
Rosy Ryan (1-2)
1947 Minneapolis Millers American Association 77-77 4th New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1953 Springfield Cubs International League 38-82 8th Chicago Cubs replaced Bruce Edwards (13-20)
1960 San Francisco Giants National League 46-50 5th San Francisco Giants replaced Bill Rigney (33-25) on June 18

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