Thomas Clancy Sheehan
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2½", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut July 14, 1915
- Final Game May 27, 1926
- Born March 31, 1894 in Grand Ridge, IL USA
- Died October 29, 1982 in Chillicothe, OH USA
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.
|San Francisco Giants Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|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|