Al Gardella

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Alfred Stephan Gardella

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Biographical Information[edit]

Al Gardella was a teammate of his brother Danny Gardella on the New York Giants in 1945. He later managed in the minor leagues after his playing career ended. He died of leukemia at age 88.

He played only 16 major league games, but had a long minor league career stretching from 1937 to 1953. He was both a first baseman and a pitcher in the minors, but was strictly a position player during his major league stint.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1947 Peekskill Highlanders North Atlantic League 69-94 3rd New York Giants Lost League Finals
1948 Peekskill Highlanders North Atlantic League 84-49 1st St. Louis Browns Lost League Finals
1949 Peekskill Highlanders North Atlantic League 64-75 4th none Lost League Finals
1950 Bangor Bangors North Atlantic League 65-71 6th none
1951 Trois-Rivières Royals Provincial League 10-20 -- none -- replaced by Del Bissonette (38-56) on June 7
1952 Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League 57-60 4th Philadelphia Phillies Lost League Finals
1953 Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League 66-59 3rd Philadelphia Phillies

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