John Van Ornum

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John Clayton Van Ornum

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

John Van Ornum played in the minors from 1959 to 1964, first as an infielder, then gradually being converted to catcher.

After retiring, Van Ornum managed in the minors San Francisco Giants chain from 1973 to 1978. He scouted for the Giants in 1979, then was a Giant coach from 1980 to 1984.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1973 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 63-62 5th (t) San Francisco Giants Lost in 1st round
1974 Fresno Giants California League 85-55 1st San Francisco Giants League Champs
1975 Fresno Giants California League 74-66 2nd San Francisco Giants none
1976 Lafayette Drillers Texas League 58-76 8th San Francisco Giants
1977 Fresno Giants California League 83-57 1st San Francisco Giants
1978 Fresno Giants California League 59-80 7th San Francisco Giants

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