Hughie Wise

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Hugh Edward Wise

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Biographical Information[edit]

Hughie Wise hit .333 in the major leagues, playing two games for the 1930 Detroit Tigers. Charlie Gehringer hit .330 that year.

Wise's son Casey Wise also played in the majors, and another son Hugh Wise Jr. played in the minors.

He was with the Toledo Mud Hens in 1932. He was at Purdue University in 1926-27, overlapping in time there with Frank Sigafoos.

He is one of ten major league players with the last name "Wise" through 2006.

Wise played and managed in the minor leagues throughout the 1940's. He then scouted for the Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves (1949-1958), New York Yankees (1959-1961), and Chicago White Sox (1962-1972). He signed Félix Mantilla. Wise put his engineering degree from Purdue to use by designing four diamond spring training complexes for both the Braves and White Sox.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1936 Portageville Pirates/Owensboro Pirates KITTY League 52-67 6th New York Giants
1937 Owensboro Oilers KITTY League 56-65 7th Cleveland Indians
1938 Owensboro Oilers KITTY League 66-64 6th Cleveland Indians
1939 Owensboro Oilers KITTY League 75-51 3rd Boston Braves Lost in 1st round
1940 Owensboro Oilers KITTY League -- Boston Braves -- replaced by Harold Sueme
1941 Owensboro Oilers KITTY League 58-68 6th Boston Red Sox
1946 Pawtucket Slaters New England League 70-54 4th Boston Braves Lost in 1st round
1947 Eau Claire Bears Northern League 62-57 5th Boston Braves
1948 Pawtucket Slaters New England League 61-64 4th Boston Braves Lost in 1st round

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