Francis James Parker
Shortstop and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 173 lb.
Born: July 8, 1912 in East St. Louis, IL
MLB Debut: August 13, 1936 Detroit Tigers
Final MLB Game: September 16, 1936 Detroit Tigers
Died: July 27, 1992 in Houston, TX
Years as an Angels Coach: 1964-1966, 1973-1974
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- Started in minor league ball with the Moline Plowboys at the age of 17 in 1930
- Hit .280 in 11 games with the Detroit Tigers in 1936
- Managed the New York Mets in 1967 for 11 games (4-7)
- Managed the Houston Astros in 1972 for 1 game (win)
- Career managing record (majors and minors) of 920-858 (.517)
- Also coached for the San Francisco Giants (58-61, 79), Cleveland Indians (62), New York Mets (67), and Houston Astros (68-72)
- Part of the "All Condiment Team", along with Pepper Martin, Mayo Smith, Chili Davis, Pickles Dillhoefer, and others.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
1964 Coaching Debuts
Let's start into the 1964 season with a look at coaching debuts. It's a reverse of the order I was going with, but it makes more sense to post managers, coaches, broadcasting and front office debuts prior to player debuts as I had been posting them. That being said, 1964 saw a change in the Angels coaching staff with the addition of Salty Parker, who replaced Rockey Bridges.