Tim Blackwell

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Timothy P. Blackwell

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Biographical Information[edit]

Switch-hitting Tim Blackwell was a dependable major league backstop for parts of 10 major league seasons. His best year by far was 1980, when he hit .272 for the Chicago Cubs, starting in place of the injured Barry Foote.

Blackwell was a coach for the Phoenix Giants in 1984 and Phoenix Firebirds 1988 and the San Francisco Giants' minor league catching instructor in 1987. He was the Milwaukee Brewers minor league catching instructor from 1999 to 2002. After serving as pitching coach of the San Diego Surf Dawgs in the independent Golden Baseball League in 2006, the former big league catcher served as skipper of the Winston-Salem Warthogs in 2007.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1985 Clinton Giants Midwest League 71-69 6th San Francisco Giants
1986 Fresno Giants California League 66-76 8th San Francisco Giants
1989 Pittsfield Mets New York-Penn League 53-23 1st New York Mets Lost League Finals
1990 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League 76-58 6th New York Mets Lost in 1st round
1991 Columbia Mets South Atlantic League 86-54 2nd New York Mets League Champs
1992 Columbia Mets South Atlantic League 79-59 1st New York Mets
1993 St. Paul Saints Northern League 42-29 1st Independent Leagues League Champs
1994 St. Paul Saints Northern League 43-36 3rd Independent Leagues
1995 High Desert Mavericks California League 46-94 10th Baltimore Orioles
1996 Frederick Keys Carolina League 3-5 -- Baltimore Orioles replaced by Julio Garcia on April 16
Bowie Baysox Eastern League 50-83 10th Baltimore Orioles replaced Moe Drabowsky (0-1) on April 16
1997 AZL Rockies Arizona League 22-34 6th Colorado Rockies
1998 New Haven Ravens Eastern League 59-83 9th Colorado Rockies
2002 Ogden Raptors Pioneer League 40-35 2nd Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round
2003 High Desert Mavericks California League 42-98 10th Milwaukee Brewers
2007 Winston-Salem Warthogs Carolina League 64-74 5th (t) Chicago White Sox
2008 Winston-Salem Warthogs Carolina League 71-68 4th Chicago White Sox Lost in 1st round

Further Reading[edit]

  • John Vorperian: "Tim Blackwell", in Bill Nowlin and Cecilia Tan, ed.: '75:The Red Sox Team that Saved Baseball, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 142-145. ISBN 978-1-933599-97-7

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