Joe Frazier

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Joseph Filmore Frazier

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Biographical Information[edit]

Joe Frazier played four seasons in the majors and 14 in the minors. He managed the New York Mets two years and was a minor league manager more than a decade.

His most notable year in the majors was 1954, when he posted a batting line of .295/.388/.500 in 81 games (103 at-bats) for the St. Louis Cardinals. In the minors, his most productive year was 1953, when he hit .332 with 22 home runs for the Oklahoma City Indians and was named the Texas League MVP.

He retired as a player following the 1960 season. He scouted for the Houston Colt .45s from 1961 to 1965. He then managed in the Astros' farm system in 1965 and 1966 and was a batting instructor in 1967. He moved to the New York Mets' system and managed in the minors from 1970 to 1975, then managed the big club in 1976 and 45 games of 1977.

While in the minors, Frazier missed the 1943, 1944, and 1945 seasons due to military service during World War II.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Preceded by
Roy McMillan
New York Mets Manager
Succeeded by
Joe Torre

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1965 FRL Astros Florida Rookie League 36-21 1st Houston Astros none League Champs
1966 Cocoa Astros Florida State League 81-55 3rd Houston Astros
1968 Mankato Mets Northern League 42-27 2nd New York Mets none
1969 Pompano Beach Mets Florida State League 67-63 5th (t) New York Mets
1970 Visalia Mets California League 66-74 6th New York Mets
1971 Visalia Mets California League 81-58 2nd New York Mets League Champs
1972 Visalia Mets California League 73-67 5th New York Mets
1973 Memphis Blues Texas League 77-61 2nd New York Mets League Champs
1974 Victoria Toros Texas League 79-57 1st New York Mets League Champs
1975 Tidewater Tides International League 86-55 1st New York Mets League Champs
1976 New York Mets National League 86-76 3rd New York Mets
1977 New York Mets National League 15-30 -- New York Mets replaced by Joe Torre on May 31
1982 Louisville Redbirds International League 73-62 2nd (t) St. Louis Cardinals

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