Chuck Kress

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Charles Steven Kress

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chuck Kress was a first baseman 17 seasons from 1940 to 1959, four in the Major Leagues and 16 in the minors. He had his best major league season in 1949 when he played regularly, starting the season with the Cincinnati Reds and finishing it with the Chicago White Sox; yet, he still recorded only one career home run. He lost three years to military service in the Unites States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. Kress also played for the Detroit Tigers and Brooklyn Dodgers, his first big league action coming with the Reds in 1947, and his final game with the Dodgers in 1954.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1957 Erie Sailors New York-Penn League 70-47 2nd Detroit Tigers League Champs
1958 Durham Bulls Carolina League 58-79 8th Detroit Tigers
1959 Des Moines Demons Three-I League 78-49 1st Philadelphia Phillies Lost League Finals
1960 Asheville Tourists south Atlantic League 62-77 6th Philadelphia Phillies
1961 Des Moines Demons Three-I League 37-93 6th Philadelphia Phillies none

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