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Tony Franklin

One Midwest League season:


Playing Career

  • Drafted/Signed: Reds, apparently as a free agent, 1970 (infielder)
  • Professional Career: Eight minor league seasons, generally at the Double-A level and mostly in the Reds organization. Appeared in one game, as a pitcher, in 1979.
  • Midwest League: Never played in the Midwest League.

Management style

When Franklin was managing regularly, the most obvious thing about his teams was that he often called for the bunt. He was more likely than other managers to let a pitcher complete a game, though it's wise to keep in mind that minor league practice has changed significantly in the last two decades. His early teams were pretty aggressive on the basepaths, but his later numbers look pretty much like everyone else's.



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Anthony Wayne Franklin

DOB: June 9, 1950 Portland, Maine

Year Team League
(Class)
Affiliate G CG IBB SBA SB% SH W L PCT
2009 Trenton Eastern (AA) Yankees - - - - - - - - -
2008 Trenton Eastern (AA) Yankees 140 3 11 127 .69 35 86 54 .614
  Best Record, Playoff Qualifier; League Champion
2007 Trenton Eastern (AA) Yankees 142 4 19 127 .74 33 83 59 .585
  Best Record, Playoff Qualifier; League Champion
2006 San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Coordinator
2005 San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Coordinator
2004 San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Coordinator
2003 San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Coordinator
2002 San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Coordinator
2001 San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Coordinator
2000* Las Vegas Pacific Coast (AAA) Padres 93 * * * * * 43 50 .462
2000* San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Instructor
1999 San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Instructor
1998 San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Instructor
1997 San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Instructor
1996 San Diego National (ML) Padres Minor League Infield Instructor
1995        
1994 Chicago American (ML) White Sox Minor League Infield Coordinator
1993 South Bend Midwest (A) White Sox 136 18 13 227 .68 38 77 59 .566
  League Champion
1992 Birmingham Southern (AA) White Sox 144 29 25 140 .62 41 68 74 .479
1991 Birmingham Southern (AA) White Sox 143 20 16 159 .62 38 77 66 .538
  Playoff Qualifier
1990 Sarasota Florida State (A+) White Sox 138 12 24 242 .60 59 63 75 .457
1989 Sarasota Florida State (A+) White Sox 136 22 20 224 .76 68 79 57 .581
  Best Record (tie), Playoff Qualifier
1988 Chicago National (ML) Cubs Minor League Instructor
1987        
1986 Wytheville Appalachian (R+) Cubs 68 5 11 117 .76 27 22 46 .324
1985 Geneva New York-Pennsylvania (A-) Cubs 78 15 12 159 .72 40 45 33 .577
  Playoff Qualifier
1984 Geneva New York-
Pennsylvania (A-)
Cubs 74 12 28 97 .69 35 38 36 .514
1983 Geneva New York-
Pennsylvania (A-)
Cubs 73 7 19 141 .69 22 33 40 .452
1982 Geneva New York-
Pennsylvania (A-)
Cubs 75 16 12 209 .77 18 36 39 .480
1980-81        
1979 Rochester International (AAA) Orioles Coach
1978        
1970-77, 79       Playing Career

Minors 13 Seasons   1440 163 210 1969 .69 454 750 688 .522
Coach 14 Seasons  

Total 13 (25) Seasons   1440 163 210 1969 .69 454 750 688 .522

*Franklin shared the managing duties for this team.

Some statistics are not currently available.

This page may be incomplete.

Key to the Manager Statistics

G = games
CG = complete games
IBB = intentional walks
SBA = stolen base attempts
SB% = stolen base percentage
SH = sacrifice hits (bunts)
W = wins
L = losses
PCT = won/lost percent

A note about using stats to compare managers.


Sources

My standard sources are described here.

  • 1975 Minor League Digest

My thanks to Jeff Yeo for correcting an error on this page.




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