Rudy Laskowski

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Rudolph John Laskowski

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Rudy Laskowski was an infielder and catcher for 17 seasons in the minor leagues from 1932 to 1940, from 1946 to 1948 and from 1950 to 1954. In 1,422 games, he hit .284 with 227 doubles, 24 triples and 59 home runs. Perhaps his best season was in 1937 with the Tyler Trojans. That year, he hit .307 with 14 home runs, 165 hits and 33 doubles - the first three of which were career highs. He later managed in the minors and served as the GM of his teams from 1952 to 1954. Laskowski then signed as a scout for the Kansas City A's in 1957.

Laskowski served in the Army during World War II. He later owned a bowling alley in Chicago, which caused him to resign his managerial posts at least twice (1948 and 1951) so he could go back and tend to the business.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1938 Panama City Pelicans Alabama-Florida League 55-75 5th none
1947 Pensacola Fliers Southeastern League 47-37 4th none Lost in 1st round replaced Grover Resinger (28-31)
1948 West Palm Beach Indians Florida International League 16-24 -- none -- replaced by Jimmy Hamilton (0-3) on May 19
1950 West Palm Beach Indians Florida International League 63-69 6th Philadelphia A's replaced Clyde Smoll (4-16) on April 24
1951 West Palm Beach Indians Florida International League 28-40 -- none -- replaced by Herschel Held (36-35) on June 25
1952 Keokuk Kernels Three-I League 56-66 5th none
1953 Keokuk Kernels Three-I League 53-75 7th none
1954 St. Petersburg Saints Florida International League 64-37 1st none League disbanded on July 27
1955 Oklahoma City Indians Texas League 56-66 7th none replaced Ray Cash (0-2) on May 26
1956 Oklahoma City Indians Texas League 11-22 -- none -- replaced by Ray Cash (8-12) on May 18

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