George Bamberger

George Irvin Bamberger
Batted: Both
Threw: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: August 1, 1923 in Staten Island, NY
Signed: 1946 by the New York Giants
Died: April 4, 2004 in North Redington Beach, FL

 

Was a manager during one of the long droughts in Mets baseball history. His longtime general manager Frank Cashen said of him, "He was absolutely the best pitching coach I ever saw. Some of his theories were revolutionary." Pictured is a card from Bambi's playing days, when he was still just a minor league pitching prospect, from the 1953 Mother's Cookies PCL set. Another rare minor-league card is among the four shown below.

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PITCHING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G GS CG   IP  W  L  PCT   H  R ER SO BB ShO SV   ERA
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1951 N Y NL   2  0  0  2.0  0  0 ----   4  4  4  1  2   0  0 18.00
1952 N Y NL   5  0  0  4.0  0  0 ----   6  4  4  0  6   0  0  9.00
1959 Bal AL   3  1  0  8.1  0  0 ----  15  7  7  2  2   0  1  7.56
==================================================================
CAREER TOTS  10  1  0 14.1  0  0 ----  25 15 15  3 10   0  1  9.42

 

MANAGERIAL RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   W   L  PCT FINISH
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1978 Mil AL 162  93  69 .574   3rd 
1979 Mil AL 161  95  66 .590   2nd 
1980 Mil AL  92  47  45 .511   3rd 
1982 *METS* 162  65  97 .401   6th 
1983 *METS*  46  16  30 .348   6th 
1985 Mil AL 161  71  90 .441   6th 
1986 Mil AL 152  71  81 .467   6th 
===================================
METS TOTALS 208  81 127 .389       
OTHER CLUBS 728 377 351 .518       
============================       
CAREER TOTS 936 458 478 .489       

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This is a list of the George Bamberger cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1950 Remar

1983 Topps

1985 Gardner's Brewers

1950 Remar Bread Oakland Oaks

1953 Mother's Cookies Pacific Coast League #38

1986 Police Brewers

1959 Topps #529

1971 Topps #198 (AL Playoffs)

1973 Topps #136a (Orioles Field Leaders; orange; with Jim Frey)

1974 Topps #306 (Orioles Field Leaders; with Jim Frey)

1975 Doug McWilliams 1955 Oakland Oaks 20th Anniversary
1975 TCMA 1951 New York Giants

1979 Topps #577 (Brewers Team)

1980 Topps #659 (Brewers Team)

1981 TCMA The 1960's #307

1983 Topps #246

1985 Gardner's Milwaukee Brewers #1
1985 Topps Traded #5T

1986 Police Milwaukee Brewers #31
1986 Topps #21

1987 Topps #468

1990 Pacific Baseball Legends #11
1990 Swell
(CMC) Baseball Greats #23

1991 Crown Baltimore Orioles #19

Other George Bamberger memorabilia in my collection:

early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen)

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