Vernon Mackie

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Vernon R. Mackie (Vody)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Vernon Mackie played minor league ball from 1931 to 1947, missing the 1943-1945 seasons. Mackie played in the International League in 1935-1936, American Association in 1939-1940, and Texas League in 1936-1938, yet never made the majors.

Mackie served 37 months in the armed forces [1]. He was associated with the railroad industry for many years and left baseball in 1949 to concentrate his efforts there. He returned to baseball early that year, but left again after the season when he was given an ultimatum by the railroads.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1934 Johnstown Johnnies Middle Atlantic League 34-33 5th Baltimore Orioles (IL) replaced Guy Sturdy (28-29) on July 5
1941 Salem-Roanoke Friends Virginia League 64-55 2nd none League Champs
1942 Salem-Roanoke Friends Virginia League 59-69 5th none
1946 Salem Friends Blue Ridge League -- none -- replaced by Noel Casbier in late May or early June
1947 Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League 38-29 5th St. Louis Cardinals replaced Jack McLain (25-47) on July 8
1948 Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League 80-58 1st St. Louis Cardinals Lost League Finals
1949 Lynchburg Cardinals Piedmont League 69-53 1st St. Louis Cardinals League Champs replaced Bob Latshaw on May 15