George Staller

George Staller

George Staller
Outfielder
Born: (1916-04-01)April 1, 1916
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Died: July 3, 1992(1992-07-03) (aged 76)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 14, 1943 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1943 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .271
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 12
Teams

George Walborn Staller (April 1, 1916 – July 3, 1992) was an American outfielder, scout and coach in Major League Baseball. He served as first base coach on Earl Weaver's Baltimore Orioles staff from July 11, 1968, through 1975, working on the Orioles' three consecutive American League championship teams (19697071) and Baltimore's 1970 World Series champion.

Career

Born in Rutherford Heights, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Staller threw and batted left-handed and stood 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) (180 cm) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg). He originally signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1937 and progressed as far as the top-level Montreal Royals in 1940–1941, where he led the International League in doubles (40) and triples (12) in 1940. But his only Major League service occurred in 1943, when he was purchased by the Philadelphia Athletics from the minor league version of the Baltimore Orioles after leading the 1943 IL in runs batted in (with 98). Staller appeared in 21 games with the 1943 A's, batting .271 with 23 hits in 85 at bats, including three home runs and 12 RBI. He then joined the armed forces, serving as a United States Marine in the Pacific Theater of Operations[1] and missing the 1944–1945 seasons.

Staller was a Vancouver Mounties; his career managing record was 922 wins, 1,043 losses (.469).

Staller's first term as an Orioles coach came in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

References

  1. ^ Baseball in Wartime.com
  • Duxbury, John, ed., The 1969 Baseball Register. St. Louis: The Sporting News, 1969.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Minor league managing record from BR Bullpen
Preceded by
Earl Weaver
Baltimore Orioles First Base Coach
19681975
Succeeded by
Jim Frey