Harrison Wickel

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Harrison Paine Wickel (Harry)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

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Biographical Information[edit]

Shortstop Harrison Wickel led the 1937 Northeast Arkansas League with 124 RBI and the 1939 Mountain State League with 142 RBI. He was the all-star shortstop in the 1936 NAL and the 1939 & 1941 MSL.

Wickel reported to Chapel Hill, NC for Naval training in January 1943.

Wickel was the farm director for the Chicago Cubs from 1952-1954. He later scouted for the Detroit Tigers (1955-1959), St. Louis Cardinals ( -1975) and Cubs (1977-1981).

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1936 West Plains Badgers/Caruthersville Pilots Northeast Arkansas League 51-48 4th St. Louis Cardinals League Champs
1937 Caruthersville Pilots Northeast Arkansas League 59-47 2nd St. Louis Cardinals none
1938 New Iberia Cardinals Evangeline League 44-63 -- St. Louis Cardinals -- replaced by Vernon Taylors (1-0) on August 4
Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League 16-18 4th St. Louis Cardinals Lost in 1st round replaced Jimmy Sanders (56-49) on August 4
1939 Williamson Red Birds Mountain State League 76-51 1st St. Louis Cardinals Lost League Finals
1940 Williamson Red Birds Mountain State League 76-45 1st St. Louis Cardinals League champs
1941 Williamson Red Birds Mountain State League 77-50 2nd St. Louis Cardinals Lost in 1st round
1942 Columbus (GA) Red Birds South Atlantic League 58-80 7th St. Louis Cardinals
1946 Decatur Commodores Three-I League 43-72 7th St. Louis Cardinals
1953 Des Moines Bruins Western League 3-3 -- Chicago Cubs -- Replaced Kemp Wicker (32-32) on June 24
Replaced by Bruce Edwards (42-43) on June 30