Frank Carswell (carswfr01)

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Frank Willis Carswell
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Biographical Information[edit]

Frank Carswell played two months with the Detroit Tigers as a 33 year old rookie in 1953. He hit .267 with a .389 OBP, drawing 3 walks in 16 games. Additionally, he played basketball in the NBL, predecessor of the NBA. Carswell played 14 years with distinction in the minors, hitting .337 with over 200 home runs. He led the 1949 Big State League with 229 hits and 145 RBI. In 1950, he led the same league with 51 doubles and a .400 average. In 1952, he missed the triple crown in the International League by 12 RBI, leading the league with 30 home runs and a .344 average. In 2010, he was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1957 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League 1-10 -- Chicago Cubs -- replaced Bill Sweeney (1-5) on April 17
replaced by Bill Posedel (58-93) on April 29
1958 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 59-66 7th Detroit Tigers
1959 Montgomery Rebels Alabama-Florida League 77-42 1st Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1960 Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League 70-51 2nd Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
1961 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League 75-64 2nd Detroit Tigers none
1962 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League 86-54 2nd Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
1963 Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League 27-28 -- Detroit Tigers -- replaced by Frank Lary (1-1) on June 18
Syracuse Chiefs International League 44-43 3rd Detroit Tigers replaced Bob Swift (36-27) on June 19
1964 Syracuse Chiefs International League 88-66 2nd Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
1965 Syracuse Chiefs International League 74-73 4th Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round
1966 Syracuse Chiefs International League 54-96 8th Detroit Tigers
1967 Montgomery Rebels Southern League 80-58 2nd Detroit Tigers none
1968 Montgomery Rebels Southern League 80-57 2nd Detroit Tigers none
1969 Montgomery Rebels Southern League 62-73 5th Detroit Tigers none
1970 Toledo Mud Hens International League 51-89 8th Detroit Tigers
Totals 14 Seasons 928-870

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