Harry Diddlebock

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Henry Harrison Diddlebock

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Harry Diddlebock is back in town looking fine as silk." - from The Sporting Life, December 5, 1896

Harry Diddlebock was a baseball executive and sportswriter (sports editor of the Philadelphia Times and Philadelphia Inquirer) who was briefly a manager in the major leagues in 1896.

Diddlebock had been an executive with the Eastern League in earlier years, serving as secretary, treasurer and president of the league. In 1886 he was considered for the presidency of the American Association.

He was fired by the St. Louis Browns after 17 games as manager in 1896 for being found drunk and bloody in St. Louis at 3 AM. He claimed he had been mugged.

His obituary in the Washington Post stated that he had worked in "local newspaper offices" and that his first connection with sports was as manager of the Athletics (not specified whether the amateur or professional team).

Sources include Major League Baseball Profiles: 1871-1900 ed. by David Nemec

Preceded by
Lew Phelan
St. Louis Browns Manager
Succeeded by
Arlie Latham

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1896 St. Louis Browns National League 7-10 -- St. Louis Browns replaced by Arlie Latham on May 8

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