Gene Mauch - 1951 Bowman

Eugene William Mauch (1925-2005) was the longest serving and winningest manager to never win a pennant and, at the time o his retirement, was fourth all-time in games managed behind Hall of Famers Connie Mack, John McGraw and Bucky Harris. Though he is best known for his tenure in the Major Leagues and a manager, Gene di play nine seasons as a utility infielder for six different franchises. Mauch never played more than 72 games in a season, but built a reputation as having a good baseball mind. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1944, 1948), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1947), the Chicago Cubs (1948-1949), the Boston Braves (1950-1951), the St. Louis Cardinals (1952) and the Boston Red Sox 1956-1957). In 304 games, Gene Mauch batted .239 with 176 hits, 93 runs and 62 RBI. He proved to be a much better minor leaguer with a .291 average and also got his first chance at management when he served as player/manager of the Double-A Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association in 1943. After leading the Minneapolis Millers to back-to-back American Association championships in 1958 and 1959, the Philadelphia Phillies cam e calling and hired Mauch to replace Eddie Sawyer. Gene managed nearly nine years in Philadelphia (1960-1968) and notoriously came in second to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 after squandering a 6-1/2 game lead with 12 games remaining. The blunder is referred to as the “Phold.” In 1969, he became the first manager of the expansion Montreal Expos, but was never able to rise above fourth in the league during his seven seasons (1969-1975) north of the border. Mauch also managed the Minnesota Twins (1976-1980) and the California Angels (1981-1982, 1985-1987) before retiring. Gene led the Angels to the 1982 and 1986 American League Western Division titles and one game from the World Series in each ALCS before falling to the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox, respectively. 



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT 8 (55)

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