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Ken Staples

Two Midwest League seasons:


Playing Career

  • Drafted/Signed: Dodgers, free agent, 1945 (catcher, Humboldt HS [St. Paul])
  • Professional Career: Ten minor league seasons in the Dodgers organization.
  • Midwest League: Never played in the Midwest League or its predecessors.

Management style

Staples preferred to have his pitchers complete their games, and liked to call for sac bunts.


Staples evidently spent most of his adult life as baseball coach for Robbinsdale Cooper High School, in New Hope, Minnesota. He also conducted baseball clinics on behalf of the Twins for 40 years.



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Kenneth Arthur Staples

DOB: November 9, 1925 Saint Paul, Minnesota

Year Team League
(Class)
Affiliate G CG IBB SBA SB% SH W L PCT

1982 Wisconsin Rapids Midwest (A) Twins 138 46 28 158 .74 73 56 82 .406
1981 Wisconsin Rapids Midwest (A) Twins 134 54 20 165 .68 78 68 65 .489
1972-80        
1971 St. Cloud Northern (A) Twins 71 28 11 109 .74 32 42 28 .600
  Best Record, League Champion
1968-70        
1967 St. Cloud Northern (A) Twins 70 25 11 80 .73 45 44 26 .629
  Best Record, League Champion
1966 St. Cloud Northern (A) Twins 67 41 10 76 .75 21 49 18 .731
  Best Record, League Champion
1955-65        
1945-54       Playing Career

Minors 5 Seasons   480 194 80 588 .72 249 259 219 .542

Total 5 Seasons   480 194 80 588 .72 249 259 219 .542
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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