Sunday, December 27, 2009
Gene Verble 1951 & 1953 Senators
Gene Verble recently sent me a fun bio sheet about his career in baseball.
Gene talks about playing for 2 of my personal favorite minor league teams to research, the Chattanooga Lookouts and the Seattle Rainiers.
He mentions that he played for the Chattanooga Lookouts in 1952. This team won the Southern League pennant winners. He also played on the 1955 Seattle Rainiers. This Triple A West Coast League team won their pennant.
Gene relates a fun story about sitting behind President Harry Truman on opening day to protect him from being hit by stray balls.
"After I stopped playing, I managed for six years. I managed the Charlotte Hornets from 1957-1960. I managed in Syracuse, NY in 1961, and in Burlington, NC in 1962. I retired from baseball in 1963 to spend more time with my family."