Battle Malone Sanders
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 180 lb.
- High School Corsicana High School
- Born October 23, 1917 in Navarro, TX USA
- Died January 27, 1961 in Galveston, TX USA
First baseman Bones Sanders was a minor league player from 1938-1955 and a manager from 1948-1955. He hit .360 with 25 home runs and 132 RBI in 1951. He also hit .341 in 137 games with the Amarillo Gold Sox in 1940. He spent 1944-1947 in AAA and fared okay at that level but never made the majors. Overall, he hit around .303 with at least 1,034 hits, 233 doubles, 38 triples and 89 home runs.
After his baseball career, he worked at Guard, Chemical Co. in Texas.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1948||Independence Yankees||Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League||71-37||2nd||New York Yankees||League Champs||replaced Burleigh Grimes (2-2) on May 20|
|1949||Ventura Yankees||California League||80-60||3rd||New York Yankees||Lost League Finals|
|1950||Bryan Sports||East Texas League||23-65||--||none||Team disbanded July 20|
|Independence Yankees||Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League||17-16||6th||New York Yankees||replaced Lou Michels (2-1) on August 8|
|1951||Harlan Smokies||Mountain States League||--||none||--||replaced by John Streza August 8|
|1952||Texas City Texans||Gulf Coast League||8th||none||temporarily replaced by Derrast Williams|
& Zane Skinner (6/5-6/11)
|1953||Texas City Texans||Gulf Coast League||87-57||2nd||none||League Champs|
|1954||Texas City Pilots||Evangeline League||--||none||--||resigned when team moved to Thibodaux|
replaced by Bill Dossey
|1955||Texas City Texans||Big State League||71-67||3rd||none||Lost in 1st round|