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Frank Funk

Four Midwest League seasons:


Playing Career

  • Drafted/Signed: Giants, 1954, free agent (Pitcher, Shepherd University)
  • Professional Career: 14 years, mostly at the Triple-A level; appeared in 137 major league games as a relief pitcher, with the Indians (3 seasons) and Milwaukee's Braves (1 season).
  • Midwest League: Never played in the Midwest League.

Management style

While Funk was far more likely than modern managers to let his starting pitchers finish games (a function of time and circumstance, certainly), in all respects he was pretty conservative. His teams didn't steal much, but their success rate was exceptionally high. His teams rarely bunted, and he didn't much like intentional passes.



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Franklin R. Funk

DOB: August 30, 1935 Washington, D.C.

Year Team League
(Class)
Affiliate G CG IBB SBA SB% SH W L PCT
1998 Colorado National (ML) Rockies Pitching Coach
1997 Colorado National (ML) Rockies Pitching Coach
1996 Colorado National (ML) Rockies Pitching Coach
1995 Colorado Springs Pacific Coast (AAA) Rockies Pitching Coach
1994 Colorado Springs Pacific Coast (AAA) Rockies Pitching Coach
1993 Colorado Springs Pacific Coast (AAA) Rockies Pitching Coach
1992 Nashville American Association (AAA) Reds Pitching Coach
1991 Cedar Rapids Midwest (A) Reds 140 19 24 222 .71 28 66 74 .471
1990 Kansas City American (ML) Royals Pitching Coach
1989 Kansas City American (ML) Royals Pitching Coach
1988 Kansas City American (ML) Royals Pitching Coach
1987* Omaha American Association (AAA) Royals * * * * * * * * *
1986* Omaha American Association (AAA) Royals * * * * * * * * *
1986* Omaha American Association (AAA) Royals Pitching Coach
1985 Eugene Northwest (A-) Royals 74 6 7 179 .77 16 40 34 .541
  Best record (tie), Playoff Qualifier, Manager of the Year
1984 Seattle American (ML) Mariners Pitching Coach
1983 Seattle American (ML) Mariners Pitching Coach
1982 Seattle American (ML) Mariners Minor League Pitching Instructor
1981 Seattle American (ML) Mariners Pitching Coach
1980* Seattle American (ML) Mariners Pitching Coach
1979        
1978 Giants National (ML) Giants Minor League Pitching Instructor
1977 Giants National (ML) Giants Minor League Pitching Instructor
1976 San Francisco National (ML) Giants Pitching Coach
1974-75        
1973 Fresno California (A+) Giants 140 --- --- 121 .83 59 69 71 .493
1972 Fresno California (A+) Giants 138 --- --- 78 .62 42 74 64 .536
1971 Decatur Midwest (A) Giants 124 40 34 75 .84 42 54 70 .435
1970 Decatur Midwest (A) Giants 119 48 27 122 .73 34 63 56 .529
1969 Decatur Midwest (A) Giants 119 51 23 94 .78 31 53 66 .455
1968        
1954-67       Playing Career

Coach 11 Seasons  
Minors 9 Seasons   854 164 115 891 .75 252 419 435 .491
Coach 8 Seasons  

Total 9 (27) Seasons   854 164 115 891 .75 252 419 435 .491

*Funk 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.




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