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11-29-2007, 09:52 PM
burt shotton former dodger manager was a player for the browns who had some pretty good batting averages. kobs ( kindly old burt shotton) had 1300 some odd hits in a major league uniform, yet burt gets hardly any recognition as a player or manager despite the fact that he led the dodgers to two pennants and a second place finish. I thought i'd post here because the browns were ok by me and boit was great. as a matter of fact the browns have that 44 pennant and the entire series was played in old sportsmans park, which the browns owned. this is also the first series I remember anything about because I was 4 during the season and turned five in the fall. my dad even took me out to hated yankee stadium that year to see a couple yanks browns and yanks a's games. I guess when the brooks were out of town he had to see base ball and hated the giants enough not to go there. battlin bake, the dodger dynamo
12-02-2007, 01:15 PM
12-02-2007, 02:37 PM
"When a guy does something wrong, that's no time to get on him. That's the time to build him up."
- Burt Shotton.
Burt Shotton had known the sting of failure as a manager and coach. Later in life, on the heels of being booed and fired as manager of the Phillies, and also booed hard in Cleveland for his work as the 3rd base coach of the Indians, he spoke up for a philosophy that characterized his handling of players. It was a philosophy tempered by his own personality and personal experience. When Burt Shotton took over as manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers for the suspended Leo Durocher in 1947, he was the polar opposite of what that ballclub was used to getting as a "boss." - Hey! Who says nice guys always finish last? The Dodgers won the NL championship in 1947 under Shotton and they came very close to winning the World Series too.