Bob Benish

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Robert E. Benish

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

First-baseman Bob Benish twice topped 100 RBI, including 1946, when he hit .355 for Troy.

Benish also managed in the minors for six seasons and pitched during his managerial career. He was suspended along with catcher Bob Odenheimer for the first 60 days of the 1949 season due to an attack on umpire Ben Smith on August 29, 1948.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1947 Troy (AL) Trojans Alabama State League 58-80 7th Detroit Tigers
1948 Troy Tigers Alabama State League 83-41 1st Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1949 Helena Seaporters Cotton States League 8th none replaced John McPherson June 19
1950 Thomasville Tigers Georgia-Florida League 55-81 8th Detroit Tigers
1951 Wausau Timberjacks Wisconsin State League 57-62 6th Detroit Tigers none
1952 Hot Springs Bathers Cotton States League -- none -- replaced by James Hogan July 9